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“Artists’ Union Connections” Meet & Greet- And art donations!

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I’m assisting with launching an effort here in the Portland, Oregon area called “Artists’ Union Local 503”. It’s an attempt to establish a trade union style support and advocacy organization for those who would like to make a full-time (or at least, living wage) career from their creative work (any arts media included).

We are meeting on every 2nd Monday evening of the month, from 6-8pm, for a creative community event called “Artists’ Union Connections”, at a Central East side location. This will allow us to help build our support and following, provide a point of contact for creative community & allies to interface with Union reps, and also help build a space for creative community that is supportive and encouraging. Plus… Potluck! Who doesn’t love a good potluck.

For this month’s gathering on April 10th, we will also be collecting donations of art pieces and/or art and craft supplies to place in our Spring Art Swap coming up on May 1st. This will be a fundraiser and awareness raising campaign event for us, but will also provide access to cheap and/or free art and craft supplies for low-income artists, as well as a chance to own work from talented people in our local arts community. Is there someone whose work you’ve always admired, but couldn’t afford to buy a piece for yourself? Tell ’em about the swap! Maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised 🙂

If you can’t make it to this Monday’s event, but you’d still like to participate in the upcoming Swap effort, please get a hold of us through one of the links below.

You can learn more about Artists’ Union Local 503, and about our upcoming events, at these links:

Facebook Page

Facebook Networking Group (open to the public)

Artists Union Website

Meetup Group

 


First Thursday Street Artists Tell You Where To Go.

Ran across this article today, for fans of Portland’s First Thursday: recommendations by the artists. You can read it here.