Collaborating with artists who disrupt, challenge perceptions, and make us think and feel.
Empowering emerging artists through education and resources.
Combating isolation and building community by creating art, side-by-side.
Art Freaks R Us / AFRU Gallery is a nonprofit, volunteer-run arts collective in Portland, Oregon that presents monthly art exhibitions, offers affordable studio space to artists and performers, and hosts free classes and workshops to the wider community. Over the years, AFRU has become an important incubator for visual and performing artists who may have difficulty getting their work into mainstream venues. In a city that is rapidly shutting artists out, AFRU remains committed to inviting them in.
Art by Scott Foster
ARTISTS. FRIENDS, CLOWNS, & COUNTRY PEOPLE
Have you ever thought, geeze, AFRU is just so cool! Look at all the amazing shows they put on, and how supportive and inclusive they are. And they’ve been rocking the Portland art scene for so many years now!
Well YOU could be one of us! Volunteer with us! Rent space from us! Attend our shows! Teach a workshop! Support our artists! For more information about any of those opportunities, just fill out the form below!
(OR ASK US QUESTIONS)