Dooryard on "Most Influential" List!

Deirdre Fulton of the Phoenix stopped by our studios last week for a talk about the Dooryard and other like-minded spaces in town:

...and we're in the printed Phoenix this week as part of their "Most Influential People in Town" list!

(read about Bryan of Marie Stella, scroll down for our mention)

If only we could be under Music, Visual Art AND Performing Art-- or All Of The Above.

Thanks, Phoenix folks!


Thanks to all who stopped by our studios last night! More on March's installation in coming days...

Dooryard bands are out on the town this week. Dead Man's Clothes open for Brenda and Maps & Atlases (of Chicago) at SPACE this Monday, Feb. 8 (8pm doors, $8, 18+); the next night, Marie Stella play at Port City Music Hall as part of the venue's TWO series. Two bands, $2 cover and $2 drink specials every Tuesday; Marie Stella is joined by indie steadfasts Metal Feathers for this week's 8pm, 21+ show.

& Happy birthday to Blake today, and thanks to his mom who told me she liked this blog (and I, being over-caffeinated, misheard her and was very confused!)


open studios

Dooryard open studios this coming First Friday, February 5th, 5pm-onward! Come chill this month; we're gearing up for a monstrous installation in March with folks from NYC and right here in town.

Also be on the lookout for Dooryard artists in other galleries around town: Blake Hiltunen, Irina Skornyakova & manymany more at SPACE Gallery's "Free For All 2". (Swing by SPACE after Arts Walk to witness DRUM SWAMP: 20+ Portland bangers & clangers in one really loud room!) ...and photographer Derek Jackson has collaborated with Ahna the Ladybeast for a photo project on view at Sanctuary Tattoo's METAL-ISCIOUS show.

Plus, Planets Around the Sun will play a free show at Geno's tomorrow, Thursday Feb. 4th, with Jakob Battick & Friends and Good Kids Sprouting Horns. Beware of ritualistically ecstatic dancing creatures.