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An event at the Portland Art Festival is free for “Black persons” but costs $80 for everyone else.

According to the event’s website, the Portland art festival event is on Sunday and exclusively charges those who are not Black.

 

A Portland art festival that is taking place in Oregon touts that one of its events is “free or by donation for Black folks,” but charges $80 for “all others.”

 

On Sunday, there will be a Time-Based Art Festival event called Black Feast: Black Imagerial, which is described as a “culinary event celebrating Black artists and authors through cuisine.”

 

A description for the event states that “guests participate in an experience that weaves together food and art” where an event host “works with Black artists to create a multi-course, vegan, gluten-free meal based off of the artist’s work.”

 

On the event’s website, it is noted that admission is “free or by donation for Black people” and “$80 for all others.”

 

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The initial tweet on the event came from the LibsofTikTok account.

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is hosting the occasion.

The Time-Based Art Festival “pushes against this edge of what it means to make—and who can engage in—contemporary art,” according to its website.

 

“Come hang out, sip, think, and re/connect at our on-site Festival bar in addition to performances, exhibitions, dance parties, our new Night School programme, and our Fall 2022 Creative Exchange Lab. TBA:22 will showcase world and west coast premieres, local partners, international, national, and regional artists, as well as accessible locations and spaces throughout the city. In the twenty-year spirit of TBA, we cordially welcome you to join us this September for a festival unlike any other “It says in the description.

 

Fox News Digital contacted the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art for comment, but they didn’t get back to them.

Himanshu Mahawar

Himanshu Mahawar is the Editor and Founder at Flaunt Weekly.

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