Summer Celebration

June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Veteran Community CelebrationJoin us from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 23, for a celebration of summer! Stop in to make art, create connections, and to celebrate summer through music, tours, food, and fun.

We are also excited to celebrate the opening of this summer’s Combat Paper exhibition in the Object Stories gallery. This exhibition is the product of a June 2016 creative workshop with artist and military veteran Drew Cameron, at which a select number of local veterans had the opportunity to turn their decommissioned uniforms into handmade paper. This Combat Paper is a blend of many veterans’ uniforms, pulling together distinct military branches and spanning decades of individual service. The Object Stories gallery shares each veteran participant’s new creation from this Combat Paper, and details their personal reasons for serving in the military and undergoing this transformative experience.

Everyone is welcome and RSVPs are not required. We hope to see you here!

This event is free for veterans and service members and their friends and families.


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.