Portland art festival event is free to ‘Black folks’ yet ‘$80 for all others’

The Portland art festival event is occurring on Sunday and charging participants provided that they are not Black, its website page says.

One event at a Portland art festival being hosted in Oregon flaunts that it is “free or by donation for Black folks” yet costs $80 for “all others” to join in.

Black Feast: Black Imagerial is an event within the Time-Based Art Festival being hosted on Sunday that is a “culinary event celebrating Black artists and writers through food.”

A depiction 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.”

In any case, the webpage for the event states that it is “free or by donation for Black folks” and “$80 for all others.”

The Twitter account LibsofTikTok originally posted about the event.

The event is being hosted by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

As per its site, the Time-Based Art Festival “pushes against this edge of what it means to make—and who can participate in—contemporary art.”

“In addition to performances, exhibitions, dance parties, our new Night School program, and our Fall 2022 Creative Exchange Lab, come hang out, sip, ponder, and re/connect between and after programs at our on-site Festival bar. TBA:22 will feature international, national, and regional artists, World and West Coast Premieres, local partners, and accessible sites and spaces across the city. This September, we invite you to come together—in the twenty-year spirit of TBA—to experience a festival like no other,” the description states.