As of now, the five day forecast says Saturday is our first best chance at sun and a brief return to 70-degree temperatures. Sure, there’s a slight chance of rain, but not enough to dampen our spirits.
If that’s not enough to get you out on Saturday, we might also add that this month’s Second Saturday Foster Art Walk will probably be the biggest and baddest yet. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good (thanks, Beastie Boys, for making that distinction).
So, yeah, Foster beckons, art awaits, and you have more venues to capture the vibes than you’ve ever had. Welcome to October’s Second Saturday.
We don’t know how late into the fall this event will span, so let’s call this your last best chance to catch a rad, local art walk that has outpaced most peoples’ expectations for what Foster can handle in the way of art. And if you haven’t been paying attention, Foster does have art and you’ve been missing out. No longer, though. Here’s what Saturday has in store for you (each and every one of you).
Darling Press Studio (5300 SE Foster)
Darling Press joins in the Second Saturday action with an art opening by Brooke Walker-Knoblich, from 7 – 10 p.m. Walker-Knoblich’s opening will be joined by Lauren Winter, who will have a selection of clothes for sale, and Lost & Found Fitness, who will be celebrating their grand opening in the same location. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and the whole family is welcome.
Po’ Boy Art (5444 SE Foster)
The new-ish gallery and framing studio at the Day Theater has been a huge contributor to Foster’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Not only is the gallery well curated, but several artists take part, there’s usually a DJ spinning records outside, and the energy is on point. This month should be no different, as Jason Brown and Chris Haberman present Little by Little, “a group art show of small works 12 inches or less.” And yes, DJ Joel Barber will be on hand playing music. 4 – 9 p.m.
Green Noise (5857 SE Foster)
These guys have jumped into Second Saturday full-fledged, as they continue this month with another pairing of art and live music. Green Noise proudly presents the art of Martin Winch, the musical stylings of Fire Nuns, and free drinks and snacks. Show them some love, buy some records and art. All ages, 6 – 8 p.m.
Flat Blak (6006 SE Foster)
Flat Blak Gallery gets a jump on spooky with their Halloween-themed art show, R.I.P. City. The work on display will be from emerging artists who’ve submitted their art specifically for this exhibit. With a cash prize awaiting the juror-awarded artist, all art will fall under a theme of spooky, morbid, risqué, or funny. Check it out, have a beer. 5 – 8 p.m.
Backstory Books & Yarn (6010 SE Foster)
Foster’s used book (and yarn) store is hosting Anne Ferguson, who will be displaying selected paintings, digital illustrations, and original pen and ink drawings for the Second Saturday event. 4 – 8 p.m.
Kilroy’s Tattoo (6012 SE Foster)
Ok, if we haven’t sold you on Second Saturday yet, let us re-introduce you to Kilroy’s Tattoo. They’ll not only be hosting the art work of Sylvia Mann, but will also have the band, Thee-Tribble-Ations, performing live. What’s more, Thee-Tribble-Ations rock the Star Trek-themed music and all are invited to dress as their favorite Star Trek character. This event, dubbed Dangerous Nature, will run from 5 – 11 p.m.
BenWill Gallery (4533 SE 67th Avenue)
Holding it down for the eastern stretch of the art walk is BenWill Gallery. BenWill has not been open for all Second Saturdays, so this is a rare treat. Ben’s gallery and studio is equal parts classical display gallery and backdoor peek into the space where magic is made. The gallery fronts SE 67th (just off Foster), but the larger studio in the back is where the party happens. See several of Ben’s works, plus the art of N. Larissa, who’s participating in this year’s PDX Open Studios. There will be chicken tacos and a bar, and a live musical performance by Southern North, too. 6 – 10 p.m.
* We’ll presume Latchkey Gallery will be open and sharing the works of Cortney Erskine and more. And we believe Wild at Heart Salon, too, will be displaying art (by Sarah Fry?) on their walls. NWIPA (and Bar Carlo, though we don’t know what/how after they reconfigured their space) always has art curated through their space, as well, so make sure to show Foster some love this Saturday. If you know of more participating venues, let us know.