November 2023
Winter Term 2024 Registration Dates
Registration for Multnomah Arts Center's Winter Term 2024 will open December 14 at 9:30 am. Most winter term classes and activities will run the week of January 8 through the week of March 11. We have a variety of classes and activities in the visual, performing, and literary arts slated for this upcoming quarter.

Registrations can be processed in a variety of ways!

  • ONLINE: View MAC's activities online. Search for classes by age, category, or keyword and register through your Portland Parks account.
  • PHONE: Call any PP&R site when registration opens. We also highly recommend phoning in your registration to the PP&R Customer Service Center at (503) 823-2525 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm).
  • IN PERSON: Any PP&R facility can process your registration, including the Customer Service Center located on the first floor of the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Ave. 
IT'S BACK! Annual MACA Winter Arts & Crafts Sale
MACA is thrilled to announce its annual Winter Arts & Crafts Sale! This season's sale will take place Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 2 at the Multnomah Arts Center.

All proceeds will go towards supporting MAC's arts programming, as well as reimbursing our participating sale artists.

MAC students, staff, and instructors who have taken a class or worked at MAC in the past year are eligible to participate. For more information about signing up to participate, please visit the link below.
Now Showing in the Gallery: "Confluence" by Karen Russo and Jason Greene
Pictured above is Forage, a painting by Jason Greene. Pictured below is Springs Awakening by Karen Russo.
Confluence: a two-person exhibition by Karen Russo and Jason Greene
October 20 - November 25, 2023

“Confluence” explores the ways in which the land shapes each artist’s process. Karen Russo is a sculptor from western Oregon who creates archetypal female figures that are informed by different geographical locations across the Pacific Northwest. As varied as the figures’ surface textures and colors may appear, Russo says that they all “explore the tensions of the feminine experience: youth and aging, instability and equilibrium, love and grief.” Jason Greene’s recent work explores the beauty of the woods near his home in the Columbia River Gorge. His paintings are an attempt to “translate and connect to the arboreal experience.” He also creates simple autonomous drawing devices that produce line drawings which he then hand colors to create subtle, intricate compositions. To these artists, “Nature is not simply subject matter but a complex interactive force.”

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00 pm with an artist talk to follow.
MAC Staff Spotlight: Jessica Ramirez, Rentals Leader
In May of 2005, Jessica moved from San Antonio, TX to Oregon to be closer to her parents and other family. She has always had a passion for the customer service field. In 2012, she started working for Portland Parks & Rec at SWCC and quickly grew to love what she did. In the fall of 2019, Jessica transferred to MAC and was able to stay connected with folks in the same community while creating new close friendships.

Her role at MAC is making sure the day-to-day office administrative duties are completed successfully. She has also taken the lead on the rentals department here, coordinating a wide variety of community events. She enjoys spending as much time in Lincoln City as possible- even with the rain and windy days, that doesn't stop her from getting out!

Jessica has a 4-year-old and enjoys being a mom and spending every minute with her fun-loving boy, as well as her 12-year-old chihuahua, Paris.
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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.

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