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The Waldo Block is a historic building constructed in 1886. It is situated in Downtown Portland and displays an Italianate style of architecture. It became a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Located in the historic DeSoto building which has many galleries and venues for art, the Froelick Gallery displays bold and individualistic artwork by contemporary artists. Although many local artists are represented at the exhibitions, displays of the works of artists from as far away as Tokyo can also be found here. The gallery organizes more than 15 solo exhibitions and around 4 group exhibitions during the course of a year. Exhibitions include artwork of varying mediums and styles, thereby ensuring that no two exhibitions are the same. Established in 1995, the gallery is one of the most respected institutions to display art in the city.
Opened in 1975, Blue Sky Gallery is one of the few and best photographic galleries in the city. Subjects of the photos range widely, from works by Paul Seawright, whose Irish descent led him to take award-winning photographs of the conflicts in Ireland, to local artists who have taken advantage of the Pacific Northwest greenery to create stunning pictures.
This urban work of art combines cold steel and great timbers of the Pacific Northwest to create the flow in its waterfall. The huge, colorful sculptures stand guard at the doors to the spectacular tower, a worthy piece of modern architecture itself. In addition to viewing the art, you can feel the steel tree for yourself. Inside the building's atrium entrance, you can view interesting paintings and historical photos.