To mark PICA’s 20th anniversary, our annual TADA! gala will visit its former self, the Dada Ball. TADADA! will celebrate the spirit of PICA’s venturesome history to usher in the next 20 years of making the world safe for contemporary art!

Chaos, splendor, Bizarre Bazaar, bacchanal dinner feast by Portland’s premiere chefs, Enchanted Piñata Forest, paddle raise, costumes, special guests, and after-party to be remembered for the next 20 years!

PICA is collaborating with over 100 artists to create commemorative works that will be gifted, sold, and auctioned over the course of the evening. Additional auction items include curated dream escapes to lands near and far. The feast has been conspired by chefs from BiwaFeast WorksPodnah’s PitSmallwaresSt. Jack, and Xico. Wine compliments of Mitchell Wines.


Gala Tickets: $250 (includes after-party), 5:30-9:00 PM
Table/10: $2,500 (includes after-party)
20th birthday after-party: $25, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Inspired dress and costume encouraged


Following TADADA!, PICA is throwing a birthday bash after-party. Chaos and splendor will rule the night. Come celebrate 20 years of something raucous, rare, and beautiful that has defied the odds! White HinterlandBeyondadoubtDJ Cooky Parker. Host Pepper Pepper. Midnight birthday surprise. Costume Contest. Food carts. Games. Bizarre Bazaar. Co-presented by XRAY.FM.

Dada Ball History

PICA’s Dada Ball took place annually from 1996-2001. Remembered for spectacular costumes and as a durational art party or “anti-gala”, the Dada Ball shone bright with the imagination and abandon of Portland’s populace. The final Dada Ball was attended by 500 people for the dinner portion of the event and 5,000 filled a transformed 80,000 square foot, previously vacant, space for the after-party. OPB’s State of WonderPortland’s Most Legendary Party: PICA’s Dada Ball


Unable to attend TADADA!, but want to support PICA? Contact Erika Osurman at 503.242.1419 x16, [email protected] to place a bid or make a donation prior to the event. 20th Anniversary donations may also be made here.

Co-Chairs: Byron Beck and Lucinda Carmichael.
Design Committee Chair: Ryan Noon
Design Committee: Zach Augustine, Courtney Dailey, Mark Searcy, and Wyatt Waishkey.
Epicurean Co-Chairs: Jason Bell and Chris Israel.
Live auction: Johnna Wells, Benefit Auctions 360.
Bar: Merit Badge.

Underwriting Sponsor: Gerding Edlen and Ecotrust.
Champion Sponsors: Boeing and Hopworks Urban Brewery.
Contributing Sponsors: Stoel Rives, Boora Architects, Nike, and HereNow Creative.
In-kind: Quin Candy, Aesop, Ready Paint Fire!, and Ground Breaker Brewing.

View photos of last year’s TADA!