August 2, 2018


First Thursday Gallery Walk |


| Sante Bar 411 NW Park St at 6:30pm

A festival of pop-up performances in public places.

National and local artists will engage with the environment and the community through short form site-specific performances in public spaces throughout the First Thursday gallery walk enlivening our streets with unexpected images and experiences.

When: Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Convene at 6:30pm | Performances begin at 7pm
Where: Meet at Sante Bar | 411 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Tickets: FREE, No RSVP required

The 2018 PAVEMENT lineup features:

KUSHI BEAUCHAMP Story Tent – A one-on-one experiment in public vulnerability, intimacy, and story telling – PERFORMANCE ART

LAURA ALLCORN AND TRACI SYM Insecurity Screening – A TSA-style security screening station is set up on a sidewalk PERFORMANCE ART

MELODY ERFANI Inspired by recent interviews with immigrants and refugees in collaboration with NY based actors Muge Karagulle and Buket Gulbeyaz MOVEMENT

3 HAND STEPHEN – Original work using voice, a one of a kind, custom made miniature guitar and a homemade cigar box guitar – MUSIC

TEATRO CALAMARI – Walk/Don’t Walk. A Love Story Inbetween the Lines – The ‘story’ takes place in a crosswalk and is about the two white walking figures that you see on automated cross walking signs MUSIC/STORYTELLING

WENDY ALLEGAERTRed, White and Blue – A piece About panic and love. Love and panic. A clown in a window CLOWN

CLAUDIA F. SALEEBY SAVAGEThick in the Throat, Honey – After the Khadijah Queen line, “I heard a howling but did not run,” two separate Syrian refugee stories meld into one PERFORMANCE/STORYTELLING

MICHAEL ESPINOZA burying queer ancestors: Leslie Feinberg, Jean Genet, Michel Foucault and Walt Whitman – A ritual burial wherein the lives of remembered queer ancestors are forgiven, celebrated, and sent back into the ground with our offerings as ambassadors of our sadness RITUAL/PERFORMANCE

URKSKURPurification of Corruption Process – Led through the crowd by an Alchemist—a person with the power to transform bad into good, ills into strengths—performers act as an embodiment of our social ills until purified PERFORMANCE/PROCESSION


We solicit proposals from local performing artists for outdoor, site-specific works that can be performed in less than 20-minutes. This year’s PAVEMENT festival selections were curated by director and interdisciplinary artist Tracy Cameron Francis. We challenge the artists to run wild – encouraging creative risks, experimentation and bold investigation. Audience members are asked to convene at Sante Bar in The Pearl before joining together to walk through the surrounding area, encountering artists and their works as they arise (or “pop up,” if you will).


Tracy Cameron Francis is a  first-generation Egyptian-American theatre and film director with a focus on socially conscious work. She has directed and developed work with HERE, Red Bull Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NY Arab American Comedy Festival, Pen World Voices Fest,  NY International Fringe Festival, LaMama Culture Hub, and Alwan For the Arts ,Ubumuntu Arts Fest (Rwanda), Falaki Theatre (Egypt). Cameron has created and curated original performances for Bushwick Open Studios Performance Art Showcase, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, the W Hotel, Alwan Center for the Arts, JAW at Portland Center Stage, Queens Arts Council,  and Hybrid Theatre Works.