Welcome to Industry&Art, the Fall’s Must-See Art Exhibit and Sale

“Celebrating the Worker” honors the diligence and hard work of creation, whether it is a design schematic for a ship, a 300 foot long barge, a photograph, a painting or a sculpture. There truly is an art in mastering most of life’s tasks and an expansive common ground between Industry&Art.

Through the work of more than 30 professional artists, this year’s exhibit seeks to create awareness for the Pacific Northwest’s unique, often hidden, industrial culture. It is an unprecedented 21st century look at the industrial worker of today—the kind of tools they use, the environment they work in, what they create and how those creations make lives better. We hope to see you there.

Special Saturday & Sunday Activities

Saturday and Sunday are family friendly days at Industry&Art with activities for the kids and some exciting extra attractions.

  • Enjoy great food and awesome music by the Robbie Laws Blues Band.
  • Take a behind-the-scenes shipyard tour and bring home your own hard hat courtesy of our sponsors. Tours are at noon, 2pm and 4pm.
  • Climb aboard the fully restored steamer Portland, the last steam-powered, sternwheel tugboat to be built in the United States.
  • Get up close to a piece of history, a World War II PT boat.
  • Try your hand in our painting simulator. If you like Wii games, you’ll love this.
  • Craft your own jewelry with found objects from industrial sites.

Industry&Art Schedule

  • Thursday, Sept. 20: 12pm – 6pm
  • Friday, Sept. 21: 12pm – 6pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 22: 11am – 6pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 23: 11am – 6pm


  • FREE with a suggested donation of $5.


Vigor Industrial Shipyard

  • Swan Island
    5555 N. Channel Avenue,
    Portland, OR 97217

If you’ve never been to the shipyard prepare to be inspired. Nothing quite compares.

Industry&Art is a fundraiser for industrial job training programs and environmental initiatives. A percentage of the sale of art and all proceeds from donations and activities go to the WWC Scholarship Fund at Portland Community College Foundation and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Presenting Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors


Participating Sponsors




  • Johnson Foundation
  • KinderMorgan
  • NW Natural


In-Kind Donations

  • April Severson Events
  • BlueFly PR
  • BMAC Studios
  • Devil’s Food Catering
  • House of Cards
  • Karolina
  • Maris Agency
  • MKP Creative
  • My Bartender
  • Pete Krebs Trio
  • Printgraphics
  • Raglione Construction
  • Red Slate Wine Company
  • Robbie Laws
  • Road Dog
  • Save the PT Boat Inc.
  • Smart Tech AV
  • State of Sound, Inc.
  • Steamer Portland
  • West Coast Event Productions
  • Widmer Brewery

Special Thanks

Industry&Art extends a special thank you to RACC (the Regional Arts & Culture Council) for their invaluable assistance in recruiting so many talented Pacific Northwest artists for this juried competition.

Employee Artists

WWC companies employ some of the most artistically talented people in the Pacific Northwest and we are proud of them. In addition to professional artists, you will have a chance to view the work of some of the great artists working here on the waterfront.

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Vigor Industrial Shipyard on Swan Island
5555 N. Channel Avenue,
Portland, OR 97217
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