September 16 – December 24
Starting in September, the Architectural Heritage Center is giving back space to the indigenous artists and entrepreneurs who comprise Portland Indigenous Marketplace. A showcase of indigenous arts and crafts will be on view in our main gallery starting throughout the fall.
Portland Indigenous Marketplace is a nonprofit that supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.
This event presents an opportunity to better understand this place as it existed before our current built environment through the lens of the indigenous residents of our city. Efforts like this marketplace give us glimpses into the varied art, crafts, foods, and traditions that once thrived in our region and beyond—and the ability to support their re-emergence.
We are focused on creating a safe experience for everyone. Select artists are on view in the galleries, and additional ways to engage with the Portland Indigenous Marketplace will be offered throughout the fall. Watch here and on social media for special market-related events!