Converge 45 is a leader in catalyzing the visual arts in Portland and the surrounding region through annual programming curated by a guest artistic director in collaboration with cultural partners for the purpose of supporting the regional arts economy and expanding the global conversation around contemporary art.


Situated in and around Portland, Oregon, a dynamic and expanding center for art, design, and culture, Converge 45 is an annual multi-day event that showcases international, national, and regional contemporary art and ideas. Converge 45 engages an internationally renowned Guest Curator to design a two-year program in collaboration with the region’s institutions to develop signature art exhibitions and define a broad intellectual framework around which the events and conversations of Converge 45 take place. Museum and gallery exhibitions, site-specific installations, panel discussions, and events are set against the backdrop of Oregon’s unparalleled natural beauty.