Art Vendors

Art Vendors

Last Thursday was created for, and is free for all artists, artisans, craftspeople, buskers and performers vending  %100 handcrafted products.

Art Vendors may set up their wares on any Last Thursday. You may set up anytime during the day. In the busy months spots fill up by mid to late afternoon. If you set up earlier in the day, please refrain from vending in the street, until the 6 pm street closure.

There are no assigned spaces, no fee and no registration, so please self-manage your space in partnership with the community and other vendors.

Going to Last Thursday on Alberta? Make sure to look for monster artist Chris Paulsen while you're there! Remember that you can get one of his pieces any day of the week here at Dirty Dishes!!

Going to Last Thursday on Alberta? Make sure to look for monster artist Chris Paulsen while you’re there!


Art Vendors may set up and display their wares along Alberta Street following the set up guidelines below.

Set up when you please but keep in mind that the businesses along Alberta Street need to be able to do business without interference all day long. From May – September, during our warm months, the street will be closed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (No parking on Alberta after 5.) You may set up at any time during the day.

There are no assigned spaces and no fees, so please self-manage in partnership with the community and other vendors. We do not provide an electricity source.

Art Vendors are artists, artisans, craftspeople, buskers, musicians and performers. Products should be 100% handcrafted.



To maximize foot traffic and minimize conflict with local business owners and neighbors:

  1. ASK FIRST.  Before setting up in front of a business, please receive their permission.
  2. CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF.  After packing up at night, take a look around and pack out all trash.
  3. SET UP according to guidelines below

All side streets and intersections up to Alberta St. must be clear of booths for emergency vehicles.

Leave center of sidewalks open 5 ft for pedestrian and wheel chair access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Maintain clearance within 3 ft radius of fire hydrants.

Keep a clear 18 ft path through the center of Alberta Street for people and  emergency vehicle access.

Please avoid blocking all private driveways.

Doors and pathways to Alberta businesses must remain clear and open.

Please refrain from placing your table, merchandise, etc. in the street before 5 pm. At 5:00pm you may move into the parking lane; however, for safety, please vend strictly from the sidewalk until after the 6 pm closure.

Parking on Alberta is for load in and load out only.

Exceptions: -vehicles engaged in active vending.

-performer support vehicles.

-special-abled vendors

Quiet hours start at 10 p.m.  Alberta neighbors ask that you be respectful and leave quietly and promptly at 10 p.m.

                                                           Thank you! 




  1. Will there be vendor fees for Last Thursday in August?

  2. No Fees!!!

  3. Barbara Robinette

    I’m using my Grandma’s email. My name is Olivia and I am 11 years old. I have started face painting for kids in my neighborhood and have a table at the noon concerts in Esther Short Park in Vancouver Wednesdays. I try to be creative and people seem to like what I do. My goal is to make enough money to pay for a trip to New York City next summer. I ask for donations only. But I suggest $3.00. Could I set up my table at Last Thursday in August? You can send me a message at this address. Thank you. Olivia Harris

  4. I’m a photographer and am just wondering how “handmade” my art has to be. I took the picture of course, but some of my pieces will not be printed by me, and only some of the mounting will be mine as well. But the art itself, (material the photos are printed on, colors of mattes and frames etc.) will all be chosen by me. Is all that okay?



  5. Hi, I’m planning to set up a table with my paintings tomorrow. I’m looking forward to the adventure….

  6. No need. Bring your handmade wares to Last Thursday and sell away!

  7. I’m a cook and I have wanted too open a food truck I make great empanadas. I wanted too see how they sell. what would I have too do too set up there,it only be a burner and a pot

  8. Wondering if I could do a face/body painting table and if it would have to be for suggested donation only or if I could charge my standard fees per/person?

    • Standard fees. The Mayor never pulled a permit for LT therefore it is illegal for him to try and charge vendors. Go forth, paint and charge your fee.

  9. Last Thursday happens year round but the street is only closed during the peak summer months. Galleries, businesses and restaurants change out their artwork and hold openings for LT year round while the artists come out whenever the weather permits.

  10. Handmade, by you, locally. This isn’t Etsy.

  11. Hi there, we are a locally owned and crafted meadery in NE Portland, Fringe Mead. We would love to pour tastings at the Thursday night Art walk on Alberta St.for the 2016 season. I am looking for more info. on the restrictions, if any? We live in the area and want to share our craft. You can see more at
    Thanks for any information
    Sherika Mattis

    • This is not an enclosed event. You would need to carry all permits and create a beer garden with ID checkers. This is a do-it-yourself event.

  12. Just wanted information for 2016 season I am a Jewelry artisan thank you for any information and requirements

  13. I make selvage denim products using turn of the century industrial sewing machines. Would I be able to participate?

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