March 2022
Register for Spring Classes
You can register for Spring Term - Session B (activities and classes that run May 2 – June 5) on Monday, April 4 at 12:30 pm online, in person, or by phone at 503-823-2787. PP&R's Spring 2022 Activities Guide can be viewed online.

Information for summer classes and camps will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned!
MAC is Hiring for Arts Pods & Summer Arts Camps
MAC is hiring the following positions for summer programs and activities. In addition to summer camps offered at MAC, we are bringing off-site arts experiences (known as Arts Pods) to the public, in parks and other community locations throughout the city. Arts Pods are a program of Multnomah Arts Center in partnership with Summer Free For All - Free Lunch + Play program.
Click on the links to find out more about each position and to apply.
Adult Group Guitar II
Register now for Adult Group Guitar II (#1144556) that runs from April 6 to May 25 on Wednesdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Develop your guitar skills in this fun and welcoming group setting. Work on chord progressions, strumming techniques, and musicianship while learning how to play a variety of popular and folk songs with others. This class is perfect for musicians with some basic guitar experience!
The Rosewood Initiative Partners Visit MAC
Our community partners from The Rosewood Initiative paid us a site visit recently. Staff from the two organizations took this time to connect, bond, and delve into conversations to learn more about one another and further meaningful collaborations in serving the community. The Rosewood Initiative promotes community building, health and wellness, and economic opportunities with particular emphasis on traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities in East Portland.

In the past year, MAC and PP&R have participated in several community events at The Rosewood Initiative, including health and wellness fairs and Rosewood Saturday Celebrations (RSC) that brought together 40 local businesses and 43 non-profits and government partners serving the community. Three RSC's last September alone had an attendance of over 1,400 community members who saw a rich diversity of local makers, vendors, different agencies with various resources, food, and live music. Currently MAC is participating in monthly Wellness Wednesdays events at The Rosewood Initiative by handing out free art kits to Rosewood families, raising awareness about MAC and PP&R activities and programs, and bringing career opportunities by sharing PP&R hiring information and job application process.

The Rosewood Initiative is currently located on SE 162nd and Stark but will be relocating to SE 141st and Stark this summer. Our aligned equity goals and shared values are what drew us together in the first place. We look forward to strengthening partnership and collaboration with this wonderful organization.
Coming Soon to The Gallery

Ed Delegato
"The Quantum Effect"
Painted Wood Sculptures
Exhibition: April 1 – May 7
Reception: April 2 from 1pm-5pm
Artist Talk: April 2 at 2pm
Multnomah Arts Center is proud to present “The Quantum Effect,” a show of painted wooden sculptures by artist Ed Delegato. Ed has been a graphic designer and fine art painter for over 50 years. His art explores the concept that the world is not what is presented to our senses, but is actually an undercurrent of vibration (morphogenetic fields according to biologist Rupert Sheldrake) expressed as form in the world and form is information. Ed’s sculpture titles come from Quantum Mechanics. His show will be on view in the MAC Gallery April 1, 2022 – May 7, 2022. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, April 2 at 2pm. The show may be seen through May 7, 2022.
Call to Artists: Latinx PDX Show
Multnomah Arts Center is pleased to host a juried exhibition celebrating LATINX artists.
Show Dates: May 13 - June 25, 2022
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2022
Gene Flores — Visual Artist
Chariti Montez — Performing Artist
Ivonne Saed — Literary Artist
View submission requirements online.
MAC Theatre Department Renovates Greenroom
MAC Theatre Arts team setting up and testing out the newly installed vanity mirror in the Auditorium’s backstage area.
Since reopening our doors to the public last October, MAC Theatre Arts staff have been collaborating closely with the Rentals team to find ways to better serve Portland-area performing arts organizations that are in need of spaces to rehearse and perform. This most recently came to fruition in the form of the Rentals Leads working with Oregon Children’s Theatre (one of MAC’s newer tenants) to provide space in the Auditorium for them to stage their Young Professionals Company Production of WROL (Without Rule of Law).
We additionally wanted to share exciting new renovations and amenities in our Auditorium’s greenroom space! For those unfamiliar, a “greenroom” is a space in theatres where performers go to relax and rest when they are not on stage. MAC has a backstage area behind the Auditorium that we have long dreamt of converting into a greenroom, not only to better emulate the performance experience for MAC’s young actors during their productions, but also to better serve the performing arts groups that choose to come to MAC to stage their shows.
MAC recently acquired a professional-grade vanity mirror (pictured above) that was installed in our greenroom space last month! This new addition will help actors better apply stage makeup and prepare for performances. The installation came just in time for OCT’s young performers to utilize during their run of WROL. Staff have also been working hard for the past several months to clean the backstage for greenroom usage (inventorying costume pieces, clearing dressing room spaces, etc.).
Special thanks to MAC Studio Theatre Instructors Dawn Panttaja and Timothy Scarrott for their support in organizing and tidying up the costumes, props, and set pieces in the backstage space and to MACA for supporting our efforts and funding the purchase of a high-quality greenroom mirror.
The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC), a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages. We offer programs in music, movement, dance, theatre, woodshop, literary arts, metal arts, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and more. Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available. Visit to learn more about our programs.

The Multnomah Arts Center Association (MACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports the vibrancy and health of the Multnomah Arts Center. Its mission is to advocate for equity and access to arts education.

The MAC Press is a publication of and made possible by the Multnomah Arts Center Association. MACA welcomes your tax-deductible cash contributions and in-kind donations to provide improvements to our facilities and programs. Thank you for your support.