We’re staying virtual and printed for 2021 to keep everyone safe until we can live it up at a reception with food and libations.  2022 Calendars and artist greeting cards in Nifty, Naughty, and Naive themes.


97116 is an art show collaborative concept between artist friends Emily Lux and April Hoff. We’re 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.


View the online gallery of 2020 Showcase Artists. Click an image to see more information.

Visit the gallery to peruse the work, click an image to see more piece and artist information.

Paint the Town

Paint the Town is tentatively postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19

Below information is from 2019…

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 collect players for gift certificate prizes. Requires game board, visit to the 97116 Art Show, and at least three business category “Players” to enter.

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.

This year’s Players are A Framer’s Touch, Tint Color Salon, Valley Art Association, daniela’s on main , Waltz Brewing, Urban Decanter, Forest Grove Sandwich Shop, Upstairs Yoga & Wellness Cafe, Forest Grove Coffee Co., Taquería Corona, Gann Bros. Printing, and “Ordinary Days” Musical at Pacific University on board.

Book by Oct 31

Visitors, we’ve partnered with Best Western University Inn & Suites to offer discounted rooms at $116 (king or queen beds) for stays occurring 11/14 – 11/17. Must book by Oct 31st. Arriving earlier? Reach out and we’ll see if we can get you covered. Price is before taxes and surcharges. Calling Hotel Direct Number? (503) 992-8888 Just mention 97116 Paint the Town Art Show.

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



Required stop for Paint the Town game prizes.

Exhibition Schedule
Friday Nov 15, 6-10 p.m. (Opening)
Saturday Nov 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Nov 17, 12-4 p.m.

A Framer's Touch logo

Festival of Ornaments
Friday Nov 15, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday Nov 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Regular Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Valley Art Association logo

Community / Chamber Night
Friday Nov 15, 5:30-9 p.m.
Other: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday 12-4 p.m.

Picture of full beer mug with Waltz Brewing logo.

Tue-Fri 4 p.m.-closing
Sat 2 p.m.-closing
Live Music: Thur Nov 14, Ellen Whyte, 7 p.m.
Live Music: Sat Nov 16, Root Jack, 7 p.m.
…We also do trivia every Tuesday evening at 7.
Closed Sundays & Mondays

3D & Glass Art Pop-Up
Location: Community Auditorium
1915 Main Street
Date: November 15, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tint Salon logo

T & W Nov 12-13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
F & S Nov 15-16, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Mention the “97116” art show for $20 off a hair color/highlights/rainbow service.
Closed Monday, Thursday, Sunday

Urban Decanter logo

Friday Nov 15 – Wine Tasting
Regular: Monday CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday 11AM – 9PM
Friday & Saturday 11AM – 9PM
Sunday 11AM – 6PM

Forest Grove Sandwich shop logo

Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk up, order online for pick up, or use DoorDash.

Daniela's Gifts on Main business card

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

97116 Paint the Town Coffee/Dessert Player logo, Forest Grove Coffee Company

Mon – Sat, 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Pacific University Music Department Presents ordinary days
-a musical by Adam Gwon

Friday November 15th 7:30 p.m.
Saturday November 16th 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday November 17th 2:00 p.m. Get tickets here.

Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium (second floor of Marsh hall, room 216)
Produced by the Pacific University Music Department
Artistic Direction : Anne McKee Reed
Music Direction: Kaitlin Gilbert
Piano: Hannah Early

  • Nov 11, 14 & 15: 6 a.m. class, open to the public from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Nov 13: Only Acting class 7pm-9pm, sign up required
  • Nov 16: Morning classes.
  • Event: Upstairs Silent Disco Party, 12 – 3pm, Free headphones for silent disco, live art, vendors, and healthy snacks.
  • 12:30pm: Free Beginner Yoga Silent Disco class
  • 2pm: Live painting starts
  • 4:30 – 10pm: Silent disco party
  • Nov 17: Ecstatic Dance at 10:30am
  • Walls turned into gallery for local art

Monday 11AM–3PM, 4–9PM
Tuesday 11AM–3PM, 4–9PM
Wednesday 11AM–3PM, 4–9PM
Thursday 11AM–3PM, 4–9PM
Friday 11AM–3PM, 4–9PM
Saturday 11AM–9PM
Sunday 11AM–4PM

Special Paint the Town Activity . . .
Letterpress – Print Your Own!
Nov 14-16 (Thurs-Sat) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Regular Hours
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays on occasion

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Salon Services by appointment only


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

Main sponsor logo, Artingales
Organizing sponsor
Forest Grove Public Arts Commission
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!