The Arte Soleil Vision

At Arte Soleil, we aim to challenge the perception that art is unattainable.

We believe everyone is creative and art should be accessible to all.  

We embrace the creative strategies for economic vitality by…

…being an Arts-Oriented Incubator: Arte Soleil offers a dedicated low-cost space and services to support artistic, cultural, and creative professionals by providing a venue for sales, live models, still life, songwriter showcases, live professional demo recordings, spoken word, “write-ins”, culinary arts, stand-up comedy, improvisation and more.

…providing Education: Arte Soleil provides classes, training, professional development, and other activities for arts, cultural, or creative entrepreneurs.

…hosting Events:  Arte Soleil uses events and celebrations to highlight East Portland’s cultural diversity and creative talents.

…promoting Local Assets:  Arte Soleil promotes local creatives and cultural amenities for the purpose of attracting economic investment and skilled workers.

…creating  Public Art:  Arte Soleil supports temporary and permanent public-art projects through its creative arts marketplace and by serving as a hub for the expansion of installations and mural art within East Portland.

…supporting Community Revitalization Efforts:  Arte Soleil promotes community and neighborhood revitalization through artistic measures and strategies by supporting local  beautification projects as a means of promoting a sense of place and connection to community. Arte Soleil supports the City’s existing 122nd Ave revitalization plan.

…implementing Reuse and Repurpose:  Arte Soleil Implements the reuse of existing sites or buildings for arts and culture purposes while supporting creatives who repurpose as a form of artistic expression.