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Beyond Now

A Virtual Fundraiser for PICA

A Virtual Fundraiser for PICA…

silent auction for PICA, artist made mirrors, feat pink polka dot mirror by Johanna Jackson

Silent Auction

One-of-a-Kind Mirrors Made by Local Artists

joy market at pica

Joy Market

PICA's Rummage Sale

Joy Market will be THE hot spot for purchasing your home’s most unique pieces at prices…

Meta Gala After Hours Affair

Meta Gala After Hours Affair

Meta Gala After Hours Affair

Meta Gala’s After Hours Affair is going to be HOT! With a sliding scale from $5…

PICA Annex

Meta Gala

A Fundraiser For PICA

The Meta Gala has arrived! Join us for a party with purpose. On the last Saturday…

Hot House After-Party

Hot House After-Party

For one night only, step into PICA’s eclectic greenhouse to dream big with us as we…

Hot House

Hot House

A fundraiser for PICA

Join PICA for Hot House, a party with purpose. Our botanical garden awaits with magic, costumes,…



A Holiday Masquerade to Benefit PICA

Immerse yourself in an evening of art and celebration… in masks. Socialize amongst eight foot mirrored…


Shop Hop for Art

Get limited edition, artist-designed garments, with all proceeds benefitting PICA

Some of our favorite artists are creating exclusive limited edition garments to sell at our favorite…

Various Locations
Opening Night Dinner

TBA:16 Opening Night Dinner

There’s no place like home… gather with us at the PICA family table with friends and…

PICA's 21st

PICA’s 21st Birthday Party

DJs Troubled Youth & Daniela Karina, Princess Dimebag, and II Trill, with visuals from MSHR

Come join us at The Redd, we’ll be wearing sparkles and our best dancing shoes and hope you do too. Tickets will be available at the door for $5….

The Redd


PICA’s Benefit Gala and After-Party

TADA!, PICA’s annual benefit gala, is back for 2016 and bigger than ever! Our 21st year…

The Redd
PICA Loves Food

PICA Loves Food Raffle

Food Forays to Drool Over

Once again, PICA has partnered with some of Portland’s most innovative culinary artists to bring you…

I HEART PICA #givingtuesday



PICA + Paddle8

Benefit Auction for PICA

To continue celebrating our 20th anniversary, we are auctioning off some of our favorite work from…




OPENING NIGHT DINNER AT THE WORKS! To kick off the first night of TBA:15, this year’s…

The Redd


PICA's 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala & After-Party

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, themed dinner, enchanted piñata forest, paddle raise, golden ticket raffle, many surprises and after party!…

The Redd

2014 PICA Loves Food Raffle


The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is partnering with local culinary heroes and visionaries to host…


TBA:14 Opening Night Dinner

There couldn't be a better way to usher in the ten day visionary feast that is TBA

Get a first look at our home for TBA:14 as we officially kick off the first…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech


PICA's Annual Fundraising Gala

TADA! PICA’S BENEFIT GALA Saturday, April 12, 2014, 6-10pm The Bindery Annex Building 2117 NE Oregon…

The Bindery Annex Building

PICA’s New Year’s Eve Art Drop

Ring in 2014 with us and Light Asylum!!!

Come ring in the new year with PICA’s first-ever New Year’s Eve Art Drop, featuring Brooklyn-based LIGHT…


TBA:13 Opening Night Dinner

7:00 PM Cocktails 8:00 PM Dinner Served Get your first look at our new home for…



The Annual Gala

PICA’s wild benefit fundraiser returns for another year—come out and show your support!…

Sandbox Studio

100×100 for Josh

An Art Dash auction and party to support Plazm art director Josh Berger as he recovers from a traumatic brain injury….

PICA at West End

Prints for PICA

The annual art sale returns for its 10th year of original, affordable prints by Portland artists….

PICA at West End

Prints for PICA

A one-night-only monoprint art sale to benefit PICA….



A holiday benefit party for PICA, featuring guest dance performances and artist Tom Russotti’s “Drinking and Dancing” Competition….


Closing Night Dinner

Join us on closing night to celebrate the moveable feast that was TBA…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

TBA TADA! 2004

One glorious night in support of PICA’s 2004 TBA Festival

Join us for a special concert by TBA 2003 artist Daniel Bernard Roumain Because the party…

Park Place Condominiums

Quatre Dada Ball: The Ball

The Fourth Annual Dada Ball

PICA and Nike Design present The Fourth Annual Dada Ball, An elegant evening of mayhem and…

Quatre Dada Ball: Patron Dinner & Auction

The Fourth Annual Dada Ball

PICA and Nike Design present The Fourth Annual Dada Ball, An elegant evening of mayhem and…

NW 14th and Overton

Kenny Scharf

Multimundo 2000

Exhibition Open:

World-renowned pop-surrealist Kenny Scharf makes his first Portland appearance Wednesday, Sept. 8 to celebrate Multimundo 2000,…

Nordstrom: Downtown Portland

1st Annual PICA Pool Party

Benefit for the Campaign for PICA

Hosted by Party Princess Courtesy of Crown Vista Events Entertainment and games all day including a…

19875 NW Logie Tail Road

Monsters of Grace Benefit Reception

As part of our presentation of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Monsters of Grace,” PICA will…

The Heathman Hotel
David Sedaris

David Sedaris

Direct from Paris

Playwright, author, radio star, and retired elf David Sedaris may be the most brilliantly witty New…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer: Performance, CD Release, and Fundraiser

Diamanda Galás is an extraordinary artist of unparalleled emotional intensity and vocal range. PICA and KPSU…

La Luna

Troisieme Dada Ball in the Pearl: Patron Dinner & Auction

An Elegant Evening of Mayhem & Merriment

Dinner Ingredients: Gourmet Dinner by Art of Catering. Souvenir artist plates. Auction of one-of-a-kind artist-made toys…

Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center

John Kelly

A Night of Cabaret and Song with John Kelly

In addition to Find My Way Home, John Kelly will also make special guest appearances as…


Deuxieme Dada Ball

An Elegant Evening of Mayhem, Carousal and Revelry

Artists Box Artists Paul Arensmeyer Victoria Beal Erin Boberg Mark Boronowski Chris Bourdette Eric Chesebro Kristy…

Oaks Park

The Garden Show

PICA's Second Annual Anti-Auction Benefit Art Show

Exhibition Open:

As a follow up to the success of last year’s Tool Show, the Portland Institute for…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Spalding Gray

Benefit Performance: "Interviewing the Audience"

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) offers a unique opportunity to sample from (or feast…

The BrewHouse Taproom & Grill
Dada Ball

Dada Ball

“let us break down. let us be good. let us create a new force of gravity….

PICA @ Saucebox

Benefit for PICA

The new and improved Saucebox bar reopens with a benefit party for PICA….



A special screening of Basquiat, a joint benefit for PICA and the NW Film Center….

Northwest Film Center
Image: Stephanie Speight, "Information" (1995)

The Tool Show

PICA 1st Annual Art Sale

PICA’s first “anti-auction”, an exhibition of 48 works about tools, with sales to benefit the visual exhibition program. Organized by guest curator Paul Arensmeyer….

Lutz Tire “Triangle” Building

PICA Pledge Party

PICA is devoted to fostering significant developments in contemporary art. To succeed in our mission requires…