Jade District Arts and Resources Fair Saturday

The Jade District and APANO will host a special event from noon to 4 p.m. at Harrison Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The event, titled Heal, Unite, Gather: A Jade District Community Art and Resource Fair, is part of the group’s Resilience Series that grew out of the pandemic response. This inclusive event will provide a mix of information, support materials, and artistic expression. Event planners will provide Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Somali, and Spanish interpretation services during the four-hour gathering.

The fair at 1931 SE 84th Avenue is free to attend, although the organizers have created an online registration page to calculate demand for the event. Family-friendly activities include healing arts, refreshments, music, food boxes, raffle prizes, and a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. People are encouraged to stop by and check out the offerings as even more activities are planned.

Support for the event comes from a Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Vibrant Spaces Grant and the City of Portland’s City Arts Program and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). Additional support comes from The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) and other event partners.

Booths and Activities Include:

  • OHSU Vaccine Clinic
  •  Friends of Noise Open Mic & Youth DJs
  •  OHA Food Boxes
  •  Face Painting
  •  Paint a Pot & Succulent Planting
  •  Tea Sharing and Appreciation with Artist Qi You
  •  Raffle
  •  Renter’s Rights Information from CAT
  •  PPE from East County Community Health
  •  Career and Education Classes through the PCC Opportunity Center
  •  Community Services from AYCO
  •  Resources from the Mental Health Coalition

Cover image design by Marin Jurgens, courtesy of APANO 

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