COLUMBIA GORGE ART FESTIVAL
15th Annual Art Festival
May 18-19, 2013 at the Corbett Grade School
10a – 5p
The Corbett Education Foundation will host its 15th annual Columbia Gorge Art Festival the third weekend in May 18-19, 2013. We invite everyone to stop by and take in the art, food, and entertainment. Artists and Craftspeople offer all types of items from paintings to sculptures, soaps to jewelry – and much more. We still have room for a few more Artists and Craftspeople, so give us a call or email if you are interested in being part of our fine event.
This yearly festival provides our operating funds for raising scholarship money for Corbett youth continuing their education, thereby allowing Corbett Education Foundation to pass along 100% of all scholarship donations received from community individuals, families, and businesses to the students.
Each year, we attract folks from all around the Portland Metro area who venture out to Corbett to see what our talented artists have to offer. If you are someone who loves art, we have watercolor and oil paintings, glass art, wood sculpture, ceramic and fabric art, jewelry, and so much more. Stop by for our 15th Show and join the thousands of people who grace our town during the Art Festival in support of the artisans and volunteers.
Please join us and see for yourself. Come out and grab a free hamburger or coffee and pastry from our food booth. We’ll take care of you while you are in our lovely community of Corbett.
Help us celebrate 15 years of Success for the Corbett Students!
EASTSIDE GARDEN TOUR Troutdale, OR 97060
May 18th & 19th, 2013
Thundering torrents of water, ice, and earth roared across the Northwest, carving new canyons, sculpting monstrous waterfalls, instantly transforming the face of the land. Then, almost as suddenly as they had come, the floods were gone”….leaving behind the deep, rich soils in which we peacefully plant our gardens.( Ice Age Floods Institute, www.iafi.org)
Come explore the rain-blessed river communities of the West Columbia Gorge as you hop from artistic gardens past inspiring natural views to the next gardener’s pride. Leave the hectic pace of the surrounding world and stroll through the lush landscape along the Historic Columbia River Highway, once known as “The King of the Roads.” Follow the Historic Highway as it winds gently past the tree-lined banks of the Sandy River, farms, pastures and upland forests. At Portland Woman’s Forum State Park, Mt. Hood towers behind as you scan the vast expanse of the Columbia River below. Walk the perimeter of the “King’s” crown at Crown Point. Then gradually descend to the floor of the Gorge, meandering past falling curtains of crystalline water. And another glorious garden is always just around the next bend!
Tickets for this self-guided tour are $20 per adult and children are free. To purchase tickets online and get further details, please go to www.EastsideGardenTour.com. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the following locations- Nancy’s Floral (620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham), Burns Feed Store (29215 SE Orient Drive, Gresham), and Deep Creek Garden Center (2330 NE Hogan Drive, Gresham).
Pick up tour maps and purchase tickets at the Harlow House (726 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale) the day of the tour.
We welcome you to our community and invite you to experience our exceptional quality of life! Proceeds will benefit the programs of the West Columbia Gorge Consortium. The Consortium’s mission is the advancement of the quality of life of the communities in and adjacent to the West Columbia Gorge. Art, Culture and Heritage are major components in the pursuit of this goal.
It was raining lightly when I got to the woods last night after an overcast day. That was good after days of beautiful blue sky, as it meant we had the trail to ourselves.
In the rain, under gray skies, the forest was glowing with a light all of its own.
I never remember how it is.
Or maybe I choose not to remember.
So that each shift is fresh wonder.