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First Friday

The Inner-South East Art Walk is a Portland-based monthly showcase of local talent I design the promotional material for. Beginning in 2016, the posters had no thesis other than to be able to hold their own aesthetically alongside the various—incredible—art on display each month.

March 2019

December 2018

May 2019

April 2019 (Performance)

April 2019 (Solo Show)

April 2019 (Book Release)

April 2019

October 2018

January 2019

February 2019

October 2018 (Solo Show)

October 2018 (Solo Show)

August 2018

September 2018

November 2018

December 2017

March 2018

September 2017

About First Friday

… it was a dead-end night in late fall, Drew and I drinking vodka at the back of the bar. We were lamenting the lack of ways to artistically interact with the community—or really, interact at all outside of drinking. That night we decided to do something about it.

The Warehouse was permitted for one night of beer and wine each month, and First Friday was born in December 2016 with our ragtag group of painters and musicians hoisting pieces around the unfinished walls, filling any space with art. Thursday night, we realized promoting the show might be a good idea. I drew up some handbills and the next morning Drew ran to the bars and cafes in the hood, leaving piles behind and stapling the rest to phone poles. The show was a labor, but in the end, a success.

This has been repeating every month since. Our process is refined and the promotions have been designed over a day in advance. It’s still a lopsided affair, but one of the truest we’ve found.