We at UpstARTpdx had a wonderful time at the SE Art Walk this weekend!
Highlights from the weekend included:
We were able to provide employment for two formerly homeless women over the two days. This income will help the ladies with meeting financial needs, which we were happy to be able to provide. They also did a great job sharing the story of UpstARTpdx and engaging folks as they considered jewelry purchases.
It was truly amazing the see the connections that arose and the interest/passion that was ignited in folks as they heard the story and shared their own experiences with the importance of creativity and providing value to the world that is felt through the creative process.
A special thank you to our volunteers, Terry, Kathleen and Patricia who gave a good chunk of their weekend to helping run the sale and share about their experiences with UpstARTpdx and passion for the work. You are a key piece of what makes UpstARTpdx happen! Also, a big thank you to LeRoy Goertz for his support in getting the logistics worked out for the sale!
We are already looking forward to being part of the SE Art Walk next year!