Portland Metro Arts

About Us

PMA is a nonprofit arts organization that operates on the belief that study of the arts contributes greatly to student achievement and success. Our mission is to provide everyone an opportunity to learn, perform and experience the arts.

Why Choose Us

*Creative Experience

PMA provides a professional atmosphere, that encourages a creative learning process. Our progressive training syllabus guides students logically from one level to the next.

*Personal Attention

Our classes provide focused, personal attention from the instructor.  We see students as individuals and work with students  to meet their artistic goals.  While we realize that not all students wish to pursue a career in the arts, we provide all students with excellent quality training that will allow them to progress as far as they wish.  Our staff is also trained in CPR and First Aid procedures.

*Quality Teaching Staff

Our instructors not only have mastery of the technical aspects of their art but are highly trained in teaching methods as well. Each teaching artist has years of training and is certified in their area of expertise as well as considerable professional experience.

*Well Equipped Facility

We have inviting classroom, studio and performance spaces that provide a beautiful setting for our programs.  We are constantly improving or facilities and opportunities for students and the community.

*Convenient Location & Classes

With easy access to light-rail, bus and freeway connections from all directions; our broad choice of classes, days and times can suit your schedule. Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts classes available concurrently in same building.  PMA provides a one-stop arts programming for the family, saving you time and travel hassles.

*No Extra Fees

There are no expensive costumes, additional private lessons or competition fees to pay or fundraise for. In addition, PMA students receive free and discount tickets to a variety of performances each season.

Founded 1952

As a non-profit arts organization, we have been providing our community with quality arts education and performance programs for over 50 years.

We invite you to stop by, see our beautiful facility, and take advantage of the classes, concerts and special events happening at PMA Center. It hums with the creative energy of spacious studios offering dance, theatre, music and visual arts programs and performances in the well-equipped theatre space.

In all projects and endeavors, we actively engage a philosophy of nondiscrimination. We honor the diversity of our city and the
richness that it brings.

Our Mission

PMA is a nonprofit arts organization with a mission to ensure that everyone, especially children, have the opportunity to learn, perform and experience the arts by providing meaningful access to quality arts education, performance programs and serve as a cultural resource to our community.

Our Vision

PMA seeks to contribute to the quality of life in our community. We operate on the belief that study of the arts greatly supports student achievement and success. When you become a student, you become an important part of our mission. Together, we continue to open doors to the joy and benefits of the arts.

Where to Find Us

9003 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97216-1664
Phone: 503-408-0604
info@pdxmetroarts.org

TriMet No. 15 bus (West-bound on Stark St.) literally stops at our front corner, at 90th & Stark. The East-bound bus stops only one block away, on 90th & Washington St.

Located in SE Portland, our building is readily accessible to people from all over the tri-county area and SW Washington, because of the easy access to light-rail, bus, and freeway.

 

 

We invite you to stop by, see our beautiful facility, and take advantage of the classes, concerts and special events happening at PMA Center. It hums with the creative energy of spacious studios offering dance, theatre, music and visual arts programs and performances in the well-equipped theatre space.

 

hours

M-F: 1pm - 7pm
Sat:  9am - 1pm

Address

9003 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97216

Phone

(503)-408-0604