Black Artists Summer Showcase was created in May of 2021, to serve as a space for black folks to come together. The purpose of this show is to highlight black voices residing in Portland Oregon, to commune with black audiences, and to perpetuate the idea that as working artists, we have the resources to uplift, pay and support our peers.

The goal is to prioritize black joy and comfort in these spaces, as well as connect artists of different mediums who might be interested in building future collaborations. We want to provide a consistent space for creatives, because consistency is what promotes growth and healing in our lives and the future generations of blackness in this city.