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April 10th, 2019 - Design Portland Festival - Open House


On April 10th, 2019 the Portland Art & Learning Studio will be open from 4pm - 7pm for a special Design Week Portland event. 

During the event, we will be screening short films created by our artists as well as releasing the spring newsletter to the public. Mathew Spencer, whose show "Am I A Monster" is on view in our gallery, will be in attendance to talk about the exhibit. 

You can RSVP for our free event on the official Design Portland website, by clicking here:

"Am I A Monster" - An Exhibit by Mathew Spencer

PALS' artist, Mathew Spencer, has a solo exhibition named "Am I A Monster" opening in our gallery on March 30th, 2019 from noon - 2pm. His new body of work explores the concept of stigma in ceramic sculptures and drawings. Mathew's sculptures will be available for online purchase the week following his reception. 

Accompanying the opening reception for "Am I A Monster" will be a poetry reading by several of PALS' writers. This portion of the afternoon is an official off-site event of the AWP Conference in Portland. 

Our gallery is located at 4852 NE...

The Oregonian

We are featured in an article by Amy Wang for The Oregonian that you can read here:

The Oregonian is a daily newspaper based in Portland, OR. It is the largest newspaper in Oregon and the oldest continuously published newspaper on the West Coast of the United States. 

"Inside Portland Art and Learning Studios' five-month-old, 10,000-square-foot studio and gallery on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, artists have gathered for another day of creative expression." - read more


Recent Press

The Portland Art & Learning Studio was recently featured in RAW VISION magazine and the Oregon ArtsWatch

Raw Vision is the world's only international journal of the art of “unknown geniuses”. Untrained, unschooled and uninfluenced by the art world, their work stuns and amazes. They invent their own forms, techniques and create private worlds. 

Oregon ArtsWatch is a non-profit arts and culture journalism project that explores the arts and their intersection with the wider culture in Oregon and the Northwest.


Holiday Sale 2018


Join us at the Portland Art & Learning Studios for our annual Holiday Sale. All of the original paintings, drawings, ceramics, textiles, and more were created by artists experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities within our 10,000 sqft studio in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, OR. Proceeds directly support each artist. Bring all of your friends and family to our Holiday Sale this December 1st and 8th. Details are below...


Hours of the Holiday Sale 2018:

SATURDAY: December 1st, 2018 from 12pm - 6pm. 

SATURDAY: December 8th, 2018 from 12pm - 6pm. 


Address of the Holiday Sale 2018:

4852 NE MLK Jr...