April 14, 2018 marks this years “Art Extravaganza” for the Clackamas County Arts Alliance! Billed as a tools and techniques show, it promises to be an exceptional event featuring two and three dimensional artists, and it allows artists, educators, students, and people like you and me the ability to try out and test new arts tools and supplies. It’s a free event, and it gives us a unique look into the arts and how art is made. You can find a list of exhibitors, artist demonstrators, (including Matt Brundage, comic book artist), lecture demonstrators, and sponsorship opportunities (among other things), here.
What you may not realize is that five people, yes five people, and a group of volunteers (myself included) put this on every year. It’s no easy task, but we are all passionate about the arts, arts education, and artists in general, so it’s worth it! Entertainment for the day will be music from a Youth Music Program group, poetry reading from Emmett Wheatfall, and possibly a short play. In addition, I’ve Been Framed, a family owned fine arts store, is our pop-up artist store this year. They have all sorts of supplies on-hand for you to purchase to continue dabbling in what you’ve learned once you’re home after the event. This really is a unique event to the Portland area, and it changes and adds new features every year. It’s unique in that it coalesces the artist, the arts suppliers (for lack of a better term), and the public together for one fun day of hands on learning. I personally am looking forward to the event because this is my first year volunteering, and I’ve gotten to know the Executive Director, Cheryl Snow, and the two Development staff, Alex Stoehr and Suzi Anderson pretty well by just working with the Alliance, who supports a slew of arts nonprofits in the Clackamas area which you can read about here.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center – Oregon City
519 15th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Click here to register.