MetroArts Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting life-long learning through the arts. Our mission is to teach creative and critical thinking processes through innovative arts education programs and curricula.




Niel DePonte, Executive Artistic Director

Shannon Emory, Executive Director


Karen Deveney, President

Elizabeth Eklund, Treasurer

Dayna Corwin, Secretary

Scott Howard, Director

Amy Polo, Director 

Tim Siegel, Director


In 1993, Niel DePonte, Executive Artistic Director, founded MetroArts Inc. in response to his concern over what he saw as diminishing resources devoted to arts education in the public schools. Since then, MetroArts Inc. has moved the educational agenda in Oregon and SW Washington towards the idea that the arts are necessary to the education of the whole child.  Tax ID #93-1260537

© 2020 by MetroArts Inc.

Call or text us: 503-245-4885

Mail us: 7327 SW Barnes Rd #625, Portland, OR 97225