The Manor of Art. Aug 14-23, 2009. 130+ artists, 20 bands, 10 days. One big art event. The Manor of Art

From Aug 14-23, 2009, Over 130 artists created 115 individual exhibits through the 3 floors of The Studios building. Over the 4 weekend nights, 20 local bands played indoor and outdoor sets on two stages. Hand2Mouth Theater’s Risk/Reward performance series also brought great crowds & great reviews.

Over 4,000 people came out to the event over the 10 days with 1,200 in attendance for the opening night alone!

The event was a great success for Milepost 5, our partners, the non-profit Portland City Art, and the artists themselves. Over $11,000 worth of artwork was purchased at the event.

We want to sincerely thank all of the hard working volunteers, participating artists, and sponsors. It was all of you that made

The Manor of Art such an amazing event!

Manor of Art at Milepost 5 from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

The Manor of Art was production of Portland City Art and Milepost 5.

Manor of Art was graciously sponsored by:

Art Media :: ArtPlace Development :: Beam Development :: Disjecta :: KNRK 94.7 fm :: Mobile Malloy Productions :: Muse Art + Design :: Nike :: Paris Group Realty :: PDX Pipeline :: PDXartscene :: Seven Planet :: Tiny Leviathan :: Tri-Met :: Weiden+Kennedy

Special Thanks to:

Chris Haberman, John Graeter, Hand2Mouth Theater, Ezra Johnson-Greenough, Leigh Lowry, Gavin Shettler, Micheal Fields, Matthew Haggett, James Smith, Ry Malloy, and the hordes of incredible artists and volunteers it takes to do something like this!


Manor of Art at Milepost 5 Photos by Kerosene Rose

Manor of Art at Milepost 5 Photos by TJ Norris

Manor of Art at Milepost 5 Photos by Matthew Haggett

Manor of Art at Milepost 5 Opening Photos by Richard Schemmerer

Press Features:
Willamette Week.

  • “Manor of Art at Milepost Five: A hundred-plus artists turn a former nursing home into an aesthetic free-for-all.” by Richard Speer, Willamette Week, Aug 12 2009

Portland Mercury.

  • “Art Hive: Manor of Art Lures Young Creatives to Milepost 5 Like Bees to Honey” by Matt Stangel, Portland Mercury, Aug 13, 2009

Portland Monthly Magazine.

  • “Manor of Art: A great many-headed beast of a show in a labyrinth of rooms” by Lisa Radon, Portland Monthly Magazine, Aug 15, 2009

The Oregonian.

  • “At Milepost 5, the artist live/work community dream survives” by Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, Monday August 17, 2009, 6:00 AM


Original event materials:…
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When it was:

  • Opening Event: 6-9 pm Friday, August 14.
  • Gallery hours: 1-7pm daily, Galleries open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Guided docent tours of exhibits: 2pm daily.
  • Music by various local bands: Friday 14th: 6-9pm, Saturday 15th: 3-9pm and Friday 21st: 6-9pm, Saturday 22nd: 3-9pm
  • Artist Round Table: 2pm Sunday Aug. 16th.
  • Experimental Theater by Hand2Mouth Weds Aug 19th, Thurs Aug 20th
  • Saturday Closing Event hosted by Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland.

All Events are Free and All-Ages (A suggested donation of $1-$10 for admission) Food provided by Palm State Gumbo
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