The theme of the 11th annual Alberta Art Hop was ABC: Art Builds Community. From 11am to 6pm yesterday 15 blocks of NE Alberta were closed to car traffic and filled instead with more than 150 artists, craftspeople, music, dance and theater performances.
The Hop is organized each year by Art on Alberta:
Art on Alberta was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2000 to meet the cultural and coordination needs of the arts-related organizations emerging on Portland’s NE Alberta Street.
Like last year, the weather was fantastic. Heather and I trekked out to Alberta in the early afternoon to enjoy the event (though we spent most of our time at the Alleyway Cafe with friends enjoying a beer). Here are some of the things we saw . . .