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October Art Walk featuring Chelsea Desforges!

il_570xN.836930537_1f8lAutumn is here, and we have the perfect show to welcome the changing season – woodsy, whimsical pyrography from Chelsea Desforges (The Pastel Pug)! She uses a hot metal tip to burn her images onto wood, and then enhances the piece by layering acrylic and watercolor paints to create a striking juxtaposition between natural wood and vibrant paint strokes. Join us in welcoming this Tacoma artist to the shop for the month of October!

Friday, October 2nd 2015
6pm to 9pm at Portage Bay Goods!



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September Art Walk with Narboo!

We are stoked to be hosting the colorful character work of Narboo (aka Brandon Baker) for the second time here at PBG! We love his creativity and proud PNW roots, and you will too. Stop by to meet Brandon and have a snack or a glass of wine!

“I have loved drawing my own cartoon characters ever since I could pick up a crayon.” Brandon says. “I use bold lines and vivid colors to hopefully brighten up your day. If I make you smile, I have done my job as an artist.”

Friday, September 4th 2015
6pm to 9pm at Portage Bay Goods!

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Have a Little Pun with Frida Clements!

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We are thrilled to be hosting local illustrator Frida Clements for a book signing event featuring her brand spankin’ new book Have A Little Pun!

Her prints have quickly become some of our best-loved and popular local art in the store the past few months, and we’re so glad she chose to share her book with our customers at PBG! We never shy away from a clever play on words, and we know you guys don’t either. Join us for refreshments and some fun and pun!

Thursday, August 27
5:00pm – 7:00pm
at Portage Bay Goods!

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August Art Walk featuring Little Orange Room!








If you have walked past our window at any point this summer, you’ve probably seen some awesome t-shirts and onesies featuring unique designs for Seattle and Fremont lovers – and now Anne-Lise Hurn, he bad-ass lady behind those designs is doing a full-blown show with us this August!

In addition to her hand screened neighborhood prints, t-shirts, and onesies, she will be putting her incredible quilting craftsmanship on display. Stop by for Fremont First Friday Art Walk on August 7th to meet her and see why she’s one of our faves!

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Friday, August 7th 2015
6pm to 9pm 
at Portage Bay Goods!



July Art Walk featuring Sparrow and Sundry!

Sparrow and Sundry

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From the riverbanks of our sister city to the south come modern lightboxes from Sparrow and Sundry! If you haven’t seen these delightful modern snowglowbes in person, now is your chance. Each box is created in Jen Amos’ workshop from re-purposed, laser cut wood and illuminated with a white LED. We will have these little bits of magic on display for the whole month of July, but join us Friday for art walk for all this and more (including air conditioning).

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
6pm to 9pm at Portage Bay Goods!

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June Art Walk featuring oddFAUNA!

Emma SanCartier is the talented illustrator and sculptor behind oddFAUNA – the collection of beasties and creatures we will be featuring for the month of June! Come say hi to Emma and grab a refreshment!

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Friday, June 5th 2015
6pm to 9pm at Portage Bay Goods!

Originally from northern Ontario, Emma studied Illustration at OCAD U in Toronto, and graduated with a Bachelor of Design. Since graduating, she has worked on a diverse range of projects including children’s books, poster design, product design and illustrations for magazines. Over the past several years she has also been developing a line of designer toys and sculptures based off of her creature illustrations called oddfauna. She sells original artwork, prints and sculptures to collectors all over the world, and has been involved in numerous gallery shows across the country. She currently lives and works in Seattle.

May Art Walk featuring Brandon Kallmes!

Fremont Art Walk featuring Brandon Kallmes!

We are excited to showcase the whimsical world of Brandon Kallmes for May’s Fremont First Friday Art Walk! If you like high-personality illustration and animation, this is the show for you. Stop on by this week to meet the artist and enjoy a libation or two! Friday, May 1st 2015 6pm to 9pm at Portage Bay Goods! See more at!


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