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The Downstairs Gallery began in the summer of 2020 as a question: ‘How can we use a space to bring people together in a time when we all have never felt further apart?’

Between social distance and political unrest, civil injustices and global turmoil, The Downstairs Gallery works to be a safe space for groups that have been considered "marginalized" for far too long. We seek to provide support for artists based in and around the Portland Metro area who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or disabled, and maintain their creative practices.

At this time, the Downstairs Gallery is on a permanent hiatus while we rest, restructure & refocus. Artists and curators who are interested in keeping up with the Gallery as we navigate our next moves should keep in touch by signing up to receive announcements and updates!


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