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Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)

PICA (Portland Institute For Contemporary Art)
224 NW 13th #305
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: (503) 242-1419
Fax: (503) 243-1167


The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is about the activity generated by a community using its energy. PICA acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences. Established in 1995 by Founding Artistic Director, Kristy Edmunds and a committed group of artists and patrons, PICA presents exhibitions, performances and installations, commissions new work and fosters creative time by granting residencies.

For over a decade, PICA has been committed to the work of significant emerging regional, national and international artists in all disciplines, and bridging the gap between historically-focused collecting institutions, commercial galleries and performing arts presenters. Through year-long programming, PICA provides cultural experiences of the highest caliber and access to new artists and projects, many of whom have not been seen in the Northwest, reaching an audience that spans a variety of Portland’s socio- economic, professional and cultural communities, from student audiences to seniors, cultural tourists and professional delegations from other urban centers.

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