The 2018 KSMoCA International Art Fair is organized by Harrell Fletcher and Lisa Jarrett, co-curated by Roz Crews and Amanda Leigh Evans, and produced in collaboration with MLK Jr. School students, PSU students, and community partners. This kid-scale art fair, hosted this year by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, is the culmination of a special 3-week summer program that pairs each booth exhibitor with 3rd-7th grade MLK Jr students and PSU students, who participate as gallerists, artists, exhibitors, and curators in artistic and curatorial projects.

The KSMoCA International Art Fair is in partnership with Converge 45 and includes programmed panels, activities and performances throughout the weekend. All portions of the fair are free and open to the public.

Visiting Hours:

Friday, August 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, August 11 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, August 12 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 10

5:30 PM Opening Remarks

6:00 PM Performance by Amenta Abioto

Saturday, August 11

1:00 PM Workshop with Portland Tropical Gardens

2:00 PM Panel talk featuring young people from KSMoCA and arts administrators participating in the fair

3:30 PM Performance by Lonnie Holley

Sunday, August 12

1:00 PM Workshop with home school

2:30 PM Panel talk featuring young people from KSMoCA and other artists participating in the fair


Exhibitors will display contemporary artwork that is co-created, curated, organized or produced in collaboration with their student partners. Exhibitions throughout the fair include works by emerging artists, collaborative works with students and presentations by established artists. The KSMoCA International Art Fair is a commercial art fair and many of the works on display will be available for purchase.

2018 Exhibitors Include:

Blue Sky Gallery, Byron Kim, Chicken Coop Contemporary, Cooley Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Malia Jensen, Nat Turner Projects, PMoMA, PSU Art & Social Practice, Public Annex, Roberts Projects, Victor Maldonado, UNA Gallery, and more!