Youth Out Arts

Youth Out Arts Open Studio,  A partnership of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, PFLAG Portland East County Chapter, and Springwater Studios, gives East Multnomah County LGBTQ Youth ages 12-18 the opportunity to express themselves through Art in a welcoming environment with other queer youth.

This weekly program meeting every 1st Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 PM at Springwater Studio in Gresham offers:

  • Workshops in poetry and spoken word, painting, drawing, book arts, collage, photography, music, and theatre.
  • Showcasing of participant's art at local LGBTQ events like Gay Pride, Queer Youth Summit, and National Coming Out Day.
  • Publication of Creative writing and visual art  in the yOUTh OUT Arts Anthology.

For more information or to pre-register (space is limited) email