Jay County Campus

Upcoming Events

39th Annual Holiday Benefit Auction – Friday, November 19th

Doors Open at 10:00 AM for Item Preview

Bidding Registration Begins at 5:30 PM

Auction Begins at 6:30 PM

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About The Center

The Portland Center of Arts Place is the premier community arts facility of our area. The center houses the corporate offices of Arts Place, Inc.  Dedicated in 1983, the facility was tripled in space and an expanded campus added in 2000.  The Portland center grew to include a 21,000 sq. ft. arts center, an outdoor plaza, an arts park, a gas kiln, and parking lots. Within the center facility stands Hall-Moser Theatre, Galleries, Goodrich Hall, visual arts and music studios, and meeting rooms.

Arts Place is currently conducting a $2.4 million Legacy Capital Campaign to expand and enhance our Portland campus. The effort recently passed the 92% mark on our daunting goal. Ground was broken in September 2020 and construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021. Funds are still needed for the Legacy Capital Campaign to replace and add art equipment, music instruments, furnishings, grounds improvement, and beautification. If you’d like to make a contribution, please visit the Capital Campaign GIVE tab. 


School Year:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday : 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Contact Info

131 East Walnut Street
PO Box 804
Portland, IN 47371
Telephone: 260-726-4809
Toll-free: 866-539-9911
Fax: 260-726-2081

Arts Place, Portland Center houses a 283-seat theatre with superior acoustics, and excellent sight lines throughout the house. The theatre is complimented by a large supporting space that includes an assembly area, rehearsal room, stage shop, and dressing rooms. Programming for the theatre includes Arts Place’s own performance series, productions by three local community theatre companies, and presentations by a number of other area organizations.

The facility features over 1,500 sq. ft. of exhibit space, including the Hugh N. Ronald Gallery, Gallery East, and Gallery West. Exhibits change every six to eight weeks. Our Exhibits Program focuses on the work of living Midwestern Artists. Other exhibits include interpretive shows and an annual regional student exhibit. The Legacy Capital Campaign includes plans for adding a community gallery.

This large lobby showcases the stunning tile relief mural by Rhonda Franklin, Landscape’s Legacy. The 1,800 sq. ft. room provides an ideal location for receptions and dinners.

Educational programming is the cornerstone of Arts Place. Reflecting our priorities, the facility includes six music studios, a rehearsal room, two large visual arts studios, a kiln building with a 3,000-pound gas kiln, and an outdoor demonstration space.

While Arts Place is designed as an arts facility, it is also makes an excellent location for meetings and conferences. Goodrich Hall can seat up to 200 for dinner. In addition, Hall-Moser Theatre is an excellent space for lectures and audio-visual presentations. Additional meeting rooms allow a group to conduct up to five simultaneous workshops or breakout sessions. Ample parking is available in close proximity to Arts Place, with convenient drop-off and loading zones.

Programs Available at the Portland Center

Current Portland Center Exhibit

Upcoming Portland Center Exhibit

Hall Moser Performances

Our very first performance series began in January 1975 and we are thrilled to keep the tradition going with unique new acts and returning favorites. Arts Place is currently determining when and how reopening the theatre may be possible during these COVID-19 conditions.

Online tickets are available for reservation. Tickets may also be purchased at Arts Place or by phone at 260-726-4809.