The arts and culture scene reflects Portland – rich, vibrant, and diverse. And, of course, it’s edgy and off-the-grid. Experimental. Boomers find their next phase an exciting time to get immersed in thriving art and culture scenes.
For all with cultural involvement interests, Portland is blessed with world class fine arts and performing arts, and offers a rich array of places for seniors to serve as volunteers. The area offers a booming local arts, theater and music scene. Museums satisfy every taste. You can attend, produce or participate in shows and exhibits. You can take arts and culture to those off-stage. You can discover many ways to enrich your life and give back.
Your choices are endless because Portland overflows with places to get involved with your favorite cultural activity …
- Usher theater and music patrons at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.
- Change sets in Vancouver’s delightfully home-grown and ambitious Magenta Theater.
- Help put on a festival.
- Tell your story on stage.
- Help low-income youth express themselves in art, photography, or music.
Follow the links below to get more information and specific references for lists and links to organizations and venues:
For many Boomers, love of music plays some role in their leisure time choices. The music scene offers a tremendous variety of ways to be involved, whether you play an instrument, want to help aspiring young musicians, or just plain appreciate music.
PERFORMING ARTS – THEATRE, DANCE, FESTIVALS
Boomers love theatre. Do you secretly desire to get on stage? Or volunteer behind-the-scenes? What resonates with you? Where can you get involved? Portland’s ever-changing theatre landscape offers limitless opportunities to engage in all aspects of theatre.
PERFORMING ARTS COMPANIES AND VENUES
This an alphabetical list of theatre companies and venues in and around Portland. Included are links to websites and volunteer, audition and schedule pages, where available. Descriptions are shortened versions of descriptions from websites.
Two popular interests that Boomers enjoy more in retirement are reading and writing. We love stories and want to discover others’ and express our own. We’re surrounded by a prolific and growing community of authors, poets, bloggers, screenwriters, playwrights and others who encourage and celebrate the written words of others.
LITERARY ARTS RESOURCES
This is a descriptive list of literary arts organizations that provide resources for readers, writers and authors of a wide variety of genres and interests.