Nucleus Portland


Drink and Draw / Happy Hour!


March 4th Saturday  / 4 - 8 pm
Every Thursday / Happy Hour 5 - 9 pm

Nucleus Art Gallery & Taproom invites all skill levels to come drink & draw with us everyday! Thursdays are just a day we chose for the community and visitors to enjoy happy hour specials in appreciation of all artists (Thursdays from 5PM - 9PM)! Bring your sketchbook or digital notebook, but don't worry if you come empty-handed, pencils, paper and blank coasters can be provided. Drink & Draw is not a class, and there is no fee. Whether you are an industry professional, or a stick figure art extraordinaire, our meet-ups are an opportunity to socialize and draw with zero judgements. If you are simply an admirer of art and would like to stay for the beer, please feel free to relax and view the current running exhibition. We support local breweries, and will be pouring some tasty seasonals on tap! Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are also available.

Please RSVP here

Cut & Paste

Saturday March 11th / 5 - 8pm

We would like to invite you to join us for our "CUT & PASTE" event as we get together to collage our ideas, goals, memories... whatever you feel like! There are no rules, or skill levels involved. This is just a FREE event to encourage creative art as therapy with a group of fun positive people! All ages are welcome.

• scissors • glue stick • printed matter to cut (magazines, photos, books, etc..)

We will provide your paper canvas, some magazines, construction paper & books. Beer & wine will be available at the event for purchase.

Please RSVP here


December 20th, 2016 / 5 - 9pm

You're invited to our holiday party and coaster art exchange!

HOW IT WORKS: We provide a blank coaster for you to create your artwork on. Share your work of art by leaving one, and taking one. Bring your favorite art supplies, otherwise colored pencils will be available. All skill levels are welcome.

This is a FREE event - Come enjoy holiday treats and meet friendly faces! To keep us nice and toasty in this chilly weather, there will be complimentary coffee brought to you by our friends at Dapper & Wise Roasters.



This event will not replace our Thursday Drink & Draw Happy Hour.
We will still have our meet-up on 12/22 :)

DIY Naoshi Sand Art Holiday Event

Image Credit: Naoshi, Feathered Nest Studio

December 10th, 2016 / 2 - 5 PM

Naoshi is a Los Angeles based artist who specializes in using colorful sand, which is called Sunae in Japan. She creates surreal characters that live in a real world of everyday thoughts and emotions. Making Sunae is a meaningful material to Naoshi as it inspires her to live life brightly each day like the sparkly sand slipping through her fingers.

Naoshi has put together some imaginative Sunae kits that are really fun and therapeutic for us to make together for the holidays!

$20 entry per person includes:

• DIY Materials and instructions

• 2 Sunae pre-cut art kits to make, then take home 
• Entry in a raffle to win a give away from Naoshi
• Holiday Treats and Refreshments
• Gift Wrap Station
• Goodie Bag

Purchase of beer & wine will also be available. All ages are welcome.
Tickets must be purchased to attend this private event. Limited space available.


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