I know I'm a little late on this one, but in case anybody missed it: The persistent folks at arts center Disjecta are back, with a new space on Interstate. They're opening their first gallery show this weekend.

After a period of uncharacteristic quietness, Disjecta is pleased to formally announce the public opening of our new 12,000 sf arts building at 8371 N Interstate in the historic and energetic Kenton neighborhood. The former bowling alley turned abandoned hydraulic shop has undergone a facelift since we signed a long-term lease in January 2008 and now houses five large, fully leased artist studios, along with 3,500 sf of visual exhibition space.

When complete, the new Disjecta will include a fully equipped, affordable 1,600 sf rehearsal space available to independent performing artists and companies. In 2009, we will add expanded offices, residency studios and a cafe/bar.

While not entirely polished, we count the building "ready to show" and will inaugurate the space with our first visual arts exhibition: IMMATERIALIZED, curated by artist and Igloo Gallery co-founder Damien Gilley and featuring six works by Portland artists. The show will open Saturday, July 19 and run through August 3. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12- 5PM, with a reception for the artists Saturday, July 19, 6-9 PM.