The Heart of Portland: PPS K-12 Arts Showcase

April 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fields Ballroom, Mark Building

Portland Public Schools hosts the second annual  The HEART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase that will kickoff on Monday, April 4th at the Portland Art Museum Mark Building. As a thank you to taxpayers for their support of the Arts Tax, this year’s event is an open reception featuring a robust, district-wide visual arts exhibit and student performances.  The evening will begin with opening remarks by Superintendent Carole Smith, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Portland Art Museum Executive Director Brian Ferriso. As the night progresses, witness performances by the Rosa Parks strings program, the Cleveland & Roosevelt High School jazz bands and several more. Walk through our 80-piece visual arts exhibit and participate in our live, interactive art project.

The event is free and open to the public. Please join us in celebrating arts education in Portland and the students and teachers who are at the center of this work. We hope to see you there! No registration required.

The showcase is free and open to the public:
Tuesday, April 5 – Saturday, April 16
Miller Gallery, Mark Building

Mon 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Closed

This event was made possible through the generous support from the Portland Art Museum, OnPoint Community Credit Union and Artslandia Magazine.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.