PassinArt: A Theatre Company

BIPOC-Led Organization
OCT Qualified


Our mission is to entertain, educate and celebrate our culture while highlighting critical issues that impact our community. 

Bottom Line for Portland

By providing a unique stage for emerging and established African American artists and artists of color, we make entertaining, educational, and empowering Black theatre available to everyone, especially welcoming youth, young adults, and people new to our communities.


"I am a proud supporter of PassinArt Theatre. It is a brilliant cultural icon. Passing art. Pass it on. Donate. Contribute. And watch what happens for generations to come. Thank you."

Sharon Gary-Smith, president, Portland NAACP

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Since 1982, PassinArt has consistently been by, for, and about providing training and opportunities for emerging and established Black artists and artists of color of all ages, abilities, faiths, and genders.


The first 25 donors who contribute $50 will receive a set of four notecards with images created by Portland artist Alaina Dias Lara. 


The first 20 new-to-us donors who contribute $75 will receive two complimentary tickets to our entire Play Reading Mondays series, 2023-24 season.


First 10 donors-creatives under 40 who contribute $45 will have their entry fee waived when submitting a play script, film short, docu-short or full-length documentary  to the Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers' Series & Film Festival, Aug. 17-20, 2023.  


First 10 donors who contribute $65 will receive two complimentary passes to the Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers' Series & Film Festival, Aug. 17-20, 2023. 


The first 20 donors who contribute $100 will receive an assortment of four soulful African-centric notecards and envelopes featuring original artwork by Wanda Walden, visual artist, writer, and award-winning costume designer.


$700 donors will receive four VIP opening night tickets for "Seven Guitars," by August Wilson, Friday, March 17, 2023, Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Meet the cast and director at a special pre-show reception.

Business Partner(s)

We are proud to partner with Open Hearts Open Minds, who support individuals serving prison sentences through arts and dialogue.


Please support the World Arts Foundation which works to highlight the cultural heritage of Portland's historic Albina District.


At last count, Portland Radio Project had 978 local artists in rotation!


Central City Concern envisions a future in which nobody in our community has to experience the pain and harm of homelessness.


Thank you Colwood Golf Center


$7,235 raised of $15,000 goal
83 donations
48% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1982

Tax ID: 93-0832550

PassinArt: A Theatre Company is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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