The primary fundraising event produced by Keeping the Arts is currently the Portland Creative Conference, an exploration of the creative process across various creative industries and professions.

The next event takes place on Friday, September 28, 2018 in the Gerding Theater at the Armory.

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2009 Portland Creative Conference (Cre8con)

Prior to merging with Artists for the Arts, the original organization called Keeping the Beat produced a music festival/fundraiser called the American Roots Music Festival.