Commerce and culture meet on Main Street. This event invites artists out of their studios, museums and galleries and into downtown Tigard for an art themed event. Join local artists and businesses for a weekend of art in downtown Tigard. Shop, dine, stroll and explore the arts – street side. Join us for the fourth year of this event and celebrate art in our community.
Established in 2014, the Tigard ArtWalk is sponsored by the Downtown Tigard Alliance, a local nonprofit dedicated to building a vibrant and thriving Downtown. Proceeds from the Tigard Art Walk are used to fund dynamic art for downtown Tigard and related events.
Why Art is Important to Downtown
Research shows that an active arts community helps to revitalize downtowns. According to The American Planning Association, the activities of the arts and culture sector and local economic vitality are connected in many ways. Arts, culture, and creativity can:
- Improve a community’s competitive edge
- Create a foundation for defining a sense of place
- Attract new and visiting populations
- Integrate the visions of community and business leaders
- Contribute to the development of a skilled workforce
Friday, June 1, 2018
4:00PM–7:00PM Meet the Artists
at local downtown business
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00AM-3:00PM Artists in Action
outside local businesses on Main St.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
9:00AM-1:30PM Pop-up Art Gallery
at the Tigard Taphouse on Burnham St.
About the Art Walk
Established in 2014, the Tigard Art Walk is sponsored by the Downtown Tigard Alliance, a local nonprofit dedicated to building a vibrant and thriving Downtown. Proceeds from the Downtown Tigard Art Walk are used to support the event by covering the juried contest prize money, publicity, and additional event costs.
During the 2018 Downtown Tigard Art Walk, artists will be paired with businesses for an exploration of commerce and culture. Several businesses have been invited to host a Friday evening Meet the Artists event from 4:00PM-7:00PM on June 1st, with snacks and refreshments. Downtown visitors are invited to stop by for snacks, light refreshments, and a chat with an artist. Each featured artist will have some of their work on display during the Meet the Artists open house.
On Saturday, June 2nd, featured artists will setup plein-air and create a live art piece near their host business from 10:00AM-3:00PM.
Join us again Sunday, June 3rd for the Pop-Up Art Gallery. This year the pop-up gallery is being held at the Tigard Taphouse, located at 9230 SW Burnham St in downtown Tigard. Visitors can view and purchase paintings and many other forms of art from local artists at the Pop-Up Gallery.
Event Sponsors & Featured Artists
TDA is proud to announce the following Event Sponsors:
Beach Hut Deli
12436 SW Main St
Featuring: Heather Alley
12549 SW Main St
Featuring: K. Ryan Gregory
Main Street Stationary & Stamp
12245 SW Main St
Featuring: Janeen Olsen
Musi’s on Main
12400 SW Main St
Featuring: Terika White & Alexander Kreigel
12230 SW Main St
Featuring: Delores Peffley, Phil Juttelstad & Justin Leonard
Sherrie’s Jewelry Box
12425 SW Main St
Featuring: Jane Millager & Christina Kell
12345 SW Main St
Featuring: Paul Trapp
12519 SW Main St
Featuring: Lupe Vazquez-Lewis
Tigard Real Estate
12555 SW Main St
Featuring: Loni Sanders
Ultimate Dog LLC
12501 SW Main St
Featuring: Damara Amaral