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Feb 9, 2024
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR


Celebrate LGBTQ2SIA+ youth and allies at the Portland Art Museum! Meet new people. Experience all kinds of amazing art in Africa Fashion and Black Artists of Oregon. Manifest your unique superhero with comic artist Rupert Kinnard. Join a drag workshop with performance artist Carla Rossi. Speak your truth at the open mic with MC TW. Make art, make friends, and have fun!

Youth of all ages are welcome. GSA/QSA advisors and other supporting adults are welcome, too.

Admission is FREE!

If you’ve come to POWER UP before, please note that the museum is under construction. Our spaces and activities will be a little different this year and they will be awesome! Have a snack before you come because all the action will be in the galleries and we can’t have food there. We can’t wait to see you!

Welcome and resources

Park Avenue Lobby. Front entrance to the museum at 1219 SW Park Avenue.
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Workshops and performances

Black Artists of Oregon Exhibition, 2nd floor, Main Gallery

Manifesting Your Superhero From Within with Rupert Kinnard
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop with Carla Rossi
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Open Mic with MC TW
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.