About

97116 is an art show collaborative concept between artist friends Emily Lux and April Hoff intent on bringing a fresh view of available local art, a venue for the fringe and underrepresented, and an event the whole town and surrounding communities can look forward to each year. Creators, we hope that even if you aren’t labeling yourself as an artist, you will submit. Community members and businesses, we would love to collaborate with you to make this just one of many impressive things Forest Grove has to offer.

♦ Save the date – Nov. 15 – Opening Reception ♦

Fringe, odd, pretty, decorative, hard-edged, absurd, tight, comical, luscious circles and squares of art. Don’t miss this second annual pop-up art show featuring the works of Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia county creators.

Cash/card/ and carry them home to covet or give as gifts. You only get one weekend to grab your goodies! Every piece $100 or less. Proceeds go to this year’s charity, Community Connection West, specifically its shelter program.

Opening reception 6 – 10 p.m. Art, music, food, and libations. Free event, show up through Sunday. Tell your friends, all of them.

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Accessible exhibition, accessible restroom accommodations can be made with adequate advance notice.

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Paint the Town

97116 Art Show's Paint the Town logo

97116 Paint the Town is a citywide Forest Grove event coordinated by 97116 Art Show, offering “contestants” a.k.a. the public an opportunity to visit various city establishments while taking the November art tour. Contestants, get your official Game Board at The Show or from A Framer’s Touch starting Nov 11 to compete for gift certificate prizes. Requires visit to at least three business category “Players” and the 97116 Art Show!

The 2019 game pass will take place from Monday November 11 through Sunday November 17. The 97116 Art Show opening reception is Friday Nov 15, 6-10 p.m. and runs through Sunday.

If you are a Forest Grove licensed business and would like to be a Player on the Game Board, please visit the Artingales sponsor page to register. So far we have A Framer’s Touch, Tint Salon, Maraki Market, Valley Art, Daniela’s Gifts, Waltz Brewing, Urban Decanter, Forest Grove Sandwich Shop, and Forest Grove Coffee Co. on board. Many more are being contacted.

If you are a lodging establishment that would like to be listed on our site, let’s talk. Email paint-the-town@97116artshow.com or leave a message at 503-929-4088 and April will get back to you. Texts welcome.

Need a little help finding your way to all the venues? We have a map for that below.

Map

Adding businesses as they become Players.

Players

A Framer's Touch logo
Valley Art Association logo
Picture of full beer mug with Waltz Brewing logo.
Urban Decanter logo
Forest Grove Sandwich shop logo
97116 Paint the Town Coffee/Dessert Player logo, Forest Grove Coffee Company

Backers

Thank you to our 2019 financial supporters, in-kind givers, and event cohorts.

Main sponsor logo, Artingales
Organizing sponsor
97116 Art Show No-Host bar provider,Kaiser Brewing Painted
Providing the reception no-host beer and wine bar
Providing the reception Photo Booth portraits. Thanks, Cherie!