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HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools Arts Showcase + Miller Family Free Day

Apr 28, 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
General accessibility

Welcome to the HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools Arts Showcase + Miller Family Free Day! Enjoy free admission all day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in celebration of youth arts and the long-standing community partnership between the Museum and Portland Public Schools. Make art, see student performances, and visit the HeART of Portland Visual Art Exhibition in the Mark Building. In the main Museum, visit Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks and Throughlines: Connections in the Collection, the exhibition that inspired the HeART of Portland collaborative art projects. 

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Portland Public Schools Arts Program
Fields Sunken Ballroom

  • Jefferson High School Choir
  • McDaniel High School Music Soloists
  • Ida B. Wells High School Performing Arts
  • PPS Student Artist Talk
  • Franklin High School Film School: Student Stories of Arts Education
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Dance
  • Plus: Step Dance Workshop with King School Dancers

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make Art with PPS Arts Educators 
Mark Lobby

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mixed Material Mosaics with PAM Learning Guides
Fields Sunken Ballroom

Thank you, Portlanders, for 10 years of the Arts Education and Access Fund! Come celebrate a decade marked by the excellence, wonder, and curiosity of student artists whose talents have been cultivated by the generosity of Portland taxpayers.


Free tickets can be reserved online one week in advance and are also available at the door.

Miller Family Free Days are generously supported by Sharon L. Miller and Family. Additional funding is provided by The Lamb Baldwin Foundation. 

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