When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Best Art Gallery in Portland
1468 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Details: Local high school students who participated in the COUNTRY Financial – Portland Farmers Market reusable bag design contest will have their artwork on display on Tuesday, April 14 for the general public to view and vote on.
The inaugural art gallery event will showcase 70 contest entries and give event attendees the opportunity to meet the local artists and vote on their favorite design. The design with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award and the artist will receive a $250 scholarship.
The event is open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
This is the fifth year high school students in Willamette Valley have had the opportunity to design the official Portland Farmers Market reusable bag. Contest participants are encouraged to show the spirit of the city in their artwork, along with spring and summer imagery and regional market goods, such as fruits, vegetables and flowers.
The student with the overall winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial and have his or her artwork displayed on reusable shopping bags distributed at Portland Farmers Market locations this summer. The winning entry will be unveiled on Saturday, May 30 at the Portland State University Farmers Market. Two runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship.