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Free First Thursday

May 2, 2024
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
General accessibility


Come enjoy Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks with Free First Thursday, offering free Portland Art Museum admission for the community all day.

Free Day Events

Together we Rise

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Add your heart and messages of love and hope in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. This growing community collection will travel to Lan Su Chinese Garden and Portland Japanese Garden where more will be added, to show that Together we Rise. Thank you to our artist collaborators Emma Strgar and Yuki Martin.

The Art of Storytelling Through Sneaker Customization

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  
Activation space (lacing station) of Future Now

An invitation to create your own sneaker design on paper in textured rubbings and colored pencil with shoe designer Liz Miller. 

Thanks to generous support provided by the Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All Program, Museum admission is free on the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and programs at the newly opened PAM CUT Tomorrow Theater in Southeast Portland are also free. 

Free First Thursdays at the Museum and PAM CUT’s Tomorrow Theater aligns with the revitalization of the long-standing Portland art galleries’ tradition of opening their doors for openings, receptions, and events on the first Thursday of each month. In recent months art and culture organizations have joined to bring back this popular activity, including the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education in the North Park Blocks.

  • Portrait of a smiling Black man in a denim button down shirt, against a black background
    Free & discounted Screenings & experiences Tomorrow Theater

    May 2, 2024

  • Tickets

    Free First Thursday tickets can be reserved online one week in advance and are also available at the door. Tickets to Free First Thursday programs at the Tomorrow Theater are available online.

    Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

    Logo with text Art Bridges Foundation, Access for All