Empty Bowls is on and will be a happening thing at the 2018 Waterfront
Blues Fest, July 4-7. The two charities being supported by the event this
year are the Oregon Food Bank and the Sunshine Division. Since 1923, the
Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and
clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need, whether due to the
loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or other disaster.
their work for profit on the last two days of the sale, still paying a 25%
insurance and more.
recognized in the positive light of supporting our community. We will be taking advantage of this year of change by trying to lift the quality of the
Although the Oregon Food Bank is no longer running the Blues Fest, the
OPA Empty Bowls booth will be exactly the same size and location as it has
been for the past 25 years. Artists will still be able to have two shelves to sell
commission. This commission goes to Fuller Events to help pay for the costs
of the booth, advertising, pick up and return of the donations from Georgies,
The Empty Bowls project is an excellent way to get our organization
donations for sale at the booth.
We need all you wonderful volunteers in our organization, both to man the
booth and to make a bowl or two (or three) for the sole purpose of donating
them to Empty Bowls.
Shifts are 3 hours long, the festival days run
from 10 am - 10 pm
, with set up is July 3 from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm
and breakdown is July 8 from 10am-1pm.
To be a selling artist you need to commit to three festival shifts plus one on either set up or breakdown days, and we
ask that you donate approximately $100 of work. There is room for 12 selling artists, first come first served.
Contact Gretchen Lambert,
to sign up to volunteer and/or be a selling artist.
The application deadline is June 7.