UPDATE July 14, 2:19 pm: The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art says the contract for the space has not yet been signed, but expects it to be completed this week.
The Works, the late-night social hub of the Time-Based Art Festival, will be located at a warehouse in inner Southeast Portland, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art announced today. Formerly occupied by Fashion Tech—a local window-blind maker that shuttered its plant at the end of 2012—the space is at 2010 SE 8th Avenue, between Southeast Harrison and Lincoln Streets and just west of Ladd's Addition. The festival, taking place Sept. 11-21, announced much of its lineup on Friday.
It's a return to Southeast Portland for the annual avant-garde arts festival, which was based at Washington High School for four years before moving for one year to a former Con-Way warehouse in the industrial Northwest.
The 30,000-square foot warehouse is close to several gluten-free businesses—New Cascadia bakery and Harvester Brewing—and is a couple blocks from the just-opened Baerlic Brewing. You can satiate your evening munchies at Cartopia, at Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 12th Avenue: Just as art is ephemeral, so too is this food cart pod soon to depart this world.