Multnomah Village Art Studios – Artists Open Their Working Studios

The Multnomah Village creative space open studios event includes three Beaverton-based artists. 

Portland, OR – With the new year comes a new opportunity to visit the studios occupied by a collective of professional artists in the building at 7830 SW 40th Avenue and Multnomah Boulevard, just across from the Multnomah Village Post Office. Five studios will be open during the weekend of February 1 and 2 from 11 am to 4 pm – plenty of time to visit all seven artists. Enjoy viewing artwork in various stages of completion and engage in conversation with the artists about their processes and sources of inspiration.

While the spaces are essentially working studios where visitors typically call for appointments, MVAS artists are committed to sharing the how and why behind their art on a quarterly basis. The February weekend is the first such event of 2020.  With all the studios located in one building, visitors experience the fun of Open Studios with the convenience of traveling to just one location. See first-hand the intimate work areas, the equipment and materials, the collections of finished artwork plus works in progress; chat with the artists, watch art demos, or sign up for classes. 

Participating artists include: Donna Sanson in Suite #1, Don Bishop and Suzanne Vaughan in Suite #5, Brenda Boylan in Suite #6, Chas Martin and Cherie Shanteau in Suite #7, and Janet Otten in the large studio on the ground level. Don Bishop and Suzanne Vaughan are residents of Portland; Brenda Boylan, Cherie Shanteau and Donna Sanson are residents of Beaverton; and Janet Otten and Chas Martin reside in Multnomah Village neighborhood of Portland.

An extra attraction is the addition of Art In The Village, a new art gallery located in Suite #1 which officially opened November 1 and features work by twenty Northwest artists.

“House in Villeneuve-les-Avignon” – by Donna Sanson – Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
“Streetcar Stop” – by Brenda Boylan - 36x36 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas