Tualatin Valley Creates is currently seeking volunteers for two different programs.
The Opportunity: Do you want to support arts and culture in your community? Do you want to volunteer for a vibrant, colorful, music-filled festival in Downtown Hillsboro on July 15-17? We’re looking for volunteers to take on positions supporting our chalk artists, staffing the information booth, assisting with traffic controls, and more! Ages 14+ and all abilities are welcome.
About the Festival: La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival is an annual Washington County multi-cultural event unlike any other offered in the Portland Metro region. During this FREE two-day summer festival, the public will be able to see nationally-recognized and emerging visual artists use bold, colorful pigments to create larger-than-life drawings down the center of the street(s); most averaging 10’x10’.
Simultaneous to the visual arts exhibitions, local performing artists fill the air with rhythm and sound from the festival’s main stage. Enjoy watching the performances with food and beverages (including beer and wine) from a selection of food carts.
Local art vendors also line the streets offering unique items and inspirations to attendees. Children of all ages are encouraged to take part in hands-on activities being provided by local nonprofit organizations. The annual summer art festival, being held along E. Main Street between 1st to 4th in downtown Hillsboro on the 3rd weekend in July, combines community engagement and art appreciation into one FREE fun-filled weekend!
This event is produced by Tualatin Valley Creates and sponsored by the City of Hillsboro and Patricia Reser. Read more about the festival here.
The Opportunity: Collect surveys from attendees at fun festivals, performances, art openings and other cultural events. We’ll be collecting surveys through Spring 2023. If you volunteer for 2+ events, you’ll also receive a free ArtPass Card (value of $25) as a thank you!
Or email [email protected].
About the Study: In 2015, Washington County arts organizations and events generated more than $21 million a year in economic activity ($13.8 mil by direct spending of nonprofits and $7.2 mil by arts audiences). These numbers are taken from the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 5 (AEP5) study, and helps us prove that the arts means business!
Tualatin Valley Creates is participating in the study again this year, conducting AEP6 for Washington County. This national study captures the economic impact nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and events play across all 50 states and DC. Read more about the study here.