First Thursday here in the Pearl District is ART time - all of the local galleries have their openings, and lots of people forget how to properly park or cross the street. And don't get me started on their behavior while I'm in an intersection...
I even saw some of the trendy art horde messing with the pretty lights on this tree. Damn You Trendy Art Horde!!!
As you may already know, Portland is a very dog-friendly town. You would think that a dog wouldn't be allowed into many art galleries.. and you would be incorrect. True, I cannot go into the gallery with the Picasso's or the Dali's, but there are plenty of places that I can explore.
I SAID EXPLORE, not stand outside in front of while the trendy art hordes do their walking-slowly-by-the-gallery-window-to-see-if-the-artwork-inside-is-cool-enough-for-them...
In addition to the galleries being open, now they've set up an outdoor crafts market. I saw artwork, jewelry, clothing, all sorts of interesting stuff.
And outdoors = no problemo for pooch!
I do enjoy the funkier spaces, mama likes the artwork, and they're usually the most dog-friendly. These art pieces were made by the mama of a doggie that I've seen in the park!
As I am also a work of art, I can appreciate all that goes into everything I've seen tonight. These pieces obviously required less kibble than I do, yet they bring pleasure in a similar way that I do. Just looking at me makes people smile, and I saw lots of smiles in the galleries. Goodness all around.