Port City Life Magazine puts out an Arts Guide each year. Seeing as my studio is in Portland's Art District and participates in art events such as the First Friday Art Walks and is a member of the Society for East End Arts, I definitely wanted to participate in this annual guide.
If you see this little book around town, be sure to pick one up. They're free!
Each listing includes a brief paragraph about the business and pertinent contact info.
I also purchased a half page ad, excited to support the vibrant arts community in town.
I laughed out loud when I saw my studio featured in an editorial piece about the trend of second floor studios above busy storefronts (mine is above the North Star Café). Described as a studio that stages wedding shots and features images of Gore and Bush from the 2000 campaign trail, neither of those statements is true (I don't pose my work and my editorial work is on my website, not in the studio). When I inquired, they said an intern who helped with the article obviously didn't check their facts. Oops!