Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books

Location -
2916 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211
Neighborhood - Alberta Arts District

Categories - Art, Books/Music, Museums/Galleries

Established in 2008, Ampersand presents monthly exhibitions of contemporary artworks alongside a curated selection of anonymous found photography, printed ephemera and works on paper by unknown or outsider artists. Committed to cultural preservation, the gallery serves as a platform for dialogue between works by emerging artists and the printed matter that informs, inspires and in some cases serves as raw material in the creative process. This dialogue is further expanded by its tightly edited book inventory, consisting of both new and rare titles, with particular emphasis on art, design and photography. Its publishing practice serves as a corollary to exhibitions, providing a printed medium for artists to expand upon ideas and to extend their artistic vision beyond gallery walls.