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The 2024 HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase Opening Celebration

Apr 16, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
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Thank you, Portlanders, for supporting the Arts Education and Access Fund (aka, the Arts Tax)! Come celebrate the extraordinary work of student artists and 10 years of funding public school arts! 

The Portland Art Museum is proud to partner with Portland Public Schools to host the HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase. This annual event kicks off with an evening of student dance, music, and theater performances as well as the opening of the student visual art exhibition, including over 100 works and highlighting the diversity of arts offerings across PPS. Guests will also experience the student collaborative art exhibition Artistic Alchemy: Transformative Art Making, inspired by the Portland Art Museum exhibition Throughlines — Connections in the Collection

This event is free and open to everyone! 

Enjoy free admission to Portland Art Museum exhibitions from 5 – 7 p.m.

Performances begin in the Kridel Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.
(Pre-show music by Grant HS Jazz Band)

  • Elementary Honor Choir
  • Grant High School Jazz Band
  • Buckman Elementary School Dance
  • Franklin High School Percussion Ensemble
  • Jefferson High School Dancers
  • Wells High School Chamber Orchestra
  • West Sylvan Middle School Dance Program

Related events

  • The HeART of Portland Visual Art Exhibition, April 16 – 28, 2024, in the Miller Gallery, Mark Building. Open during museum hours.
  • The HeART of Portland Miller Family Free Day, April 28, 2024.

Highlights from the HeART of Portland 2023

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