Say goodbye to springtime and help us give a warm welcome to summer by joining the PCPA and crafty co-op Handmade NW team every Wednesday in July and August for Summer Arts on Main Street. From 10am–2pm, PCPA plays host to Handmade NW artisans and a rotating cast of performers in Portland’s downtown Cultural District. Running concurrently with the Portland Farmers Market in the Park Blocks, Summer Arts on Main hosts artisans from Handmade NW with a variety of handmade crafts available to purchase. The combination of performances, handmade crafts and children’s activities make this a great event for the whole family to enjoy!
Noontime Showcase 12pm-1pm: Marti Mendenhal
Jazz singer, Marti Mendenhall, inspires and engages audiences with her astonishing vocal improvisations and dynamic soprano voice. Performing on the heels of her debut album, An Evening of Live Jazz, Marti will sing original songs, jazz standards, and one special song just for kids to sing along. Marti is joined by Portland's most dynamic musicians; George Mitchell on keys, Mike Horsfall on bass, Jason Palmer on drums and Bethany Small on back-up vocals.
Suitable for age 6 and older.
This is the second of eight free weekly noontime performances which feature international music and dance. Bring your lunch or buy it on site and enjoy the outdoor setting, weather permitting. It’s part of Summer Arts on Main with free hands-on arts activities for children, artisans from Handmade NW, and a farmers market next door. This performance will be outside on SW Main Street (weather permitting) between SW Broadway and Park Ave., next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. In the event of rain or extreme heat, the show will be moved inside the rotunda lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall. Tickets are not required.