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Converge 45 is coming August 9-12, 2017

Converge 45 is an opportunity for artists, collectors, curators, scholars, and the public to take part in the unprecedented collaboration of Portland’s leading arts institutions, galleries, and artist-run spaces.

In 2017 Converge 45 will feature exhibitions highlighting up to 35 regional and international artists—many of who participated in Converge 45’s 2016 Artists’ Congress—under Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds’ (Artistic and Executive Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance) vision of YOU IN MIND.

Intersection@Converge 45, a curated immersive program of exhibitions and special events, will take place August 9-12, 2017.

YOU IN MIND 2016 Year One

Converge 45 launched in July 2016 with a Visitors' Weekend in Portland preceded by a three-day Artists' Congress and followed by ongoing exhibitions.

2016 Artists’ Congress

Converge 45's 2016 Artists' Congress brings together locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists, writers, and thinkers in Portland, Oregon.



A dynamic community of Portland arts organizations, galleries, artists, art professionals, and community business partners has joined together to realize the vision of Converge 45, an annual event of arts and ideas located in Portland, OR and engaged with national and international conversations on contemporary art.


Converge 45 provides a stimulating environment for artists, collectors, and scholars, as well as opportunities for the public to discover the vibrant range of art being produced today.

Who We Are

Converge 45 is founded by a coalition of arts professionals and business leaders in Portland, Oregon, who are committed to the region's unique creative community and to engagement with critical issues in contemporary arts.


Converge 45 depends on support from the local, state, and national funding sources as well as the generous sponsorship of corporate partners and private individuals. Please join us!