Portland Arts Festival event is free for ‘blacks’ but ‘$80 for everyone else’

ByJames I. Robertson

Sep 20, 2022

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An event at a Portland arts festival in Oregon boasts of being “free or by donation for black people” but costs $80 for “everyone else” to attend.

Black Feast: Black Imagerial is an event as part of the Time-Based Art Festival held on Sunday which is a “culinary event celebrating black artists and writers through food.”

A description of the event states that “guests take part in an experience that combines food and art” where an event host “works with black artists to create a multi-course, vegan and gluten-free meal based on the artist’s work.

However, the event’s webpage says it’s “free or by donation for black people” and “$80 for everyone else”.

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An event at a Portland arts festival in Oregon boasts of being “free or by donation for black people” but costs $80 for “everyone else” to attend.
(Screenshot/Portland Institute for Contemporary Art)

The Twitter account LibsofTikTok first message on the event.

The event is organized by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

According to its website, the Time-Based Art Festival “goes against what it means to do – and who can participate in – contemporary art.”

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“In addition to performances, exhibitions, dance parties, our new Night School program and our Fall 2022 Creative Exchange Lab, come hang out, sip, reflect and reconnect between and after the programs in our on-site festival bar.TBA:22 will feature international, national and regional artists, world and west coast premieres, local partners and accessible venues and spaces across the city. In September, we invite you to come together – in the spirit of twenty years of TBA – to experience a festival like no other,” reads the description.

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art did not respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.


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