Story Walks - Can You Idenitfy Our Location?

Throughout August 2016, affordable housing residents gathered with The Giving Tree NW to hear stories about Portland and share their own stories. Participants strolled the city, visiting parks in the Pearl, viewing public art collections at the Portland Building and City Hall, checking out the Portland Farmers Market together and exploring Waterfront Park, to mention a few stops. We discussed bike share, historic buildings and heritage trees. Part history tour and part story sharing, our Story Walks were a hit.
Jon Horton and Heather Morrill documented some of our adventure to share with you. Do you know where each photo was taken?

Art Explorations Gallery Show Opening

The Giving Tree is delighted to exhibit artwork from our 2016 Art Explorations classes. Please join our co-hosts, Innovative Housing, Inc. and Erickson Gallery.
View 100+ works of art from 6 classes ! 35 class sessions ! 31 participants !

The Giving Tree brings life enriching services directly to individuals living in affordable housing. Our Art Explorations program breaks isolation and brings diverse individuals together to share a new experience. These classes are a chance for participants to engage with each other, build community, and utilize art as a means of communication.
Participants of Art Explorations work through personal barriers surrounding the creation of art, allowing them to overcome fears and tap wells of strength and creativity that had been previously hidden.

Funding to support our 2016 Branches program was provided by eBay.
Art Exploration classes were funded in part by an Arts Equity Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

We Are Visible.

TGT is proud to unveil our inaugural performance of We Are Visible, a showcase at the Armory celebrating the idea that people of any race, creed, or socioeconomic background can be beautiful artists and storytellers. 

Thanks very much to Jessica Dart, and our 11 affordable housing residents who participated in our eight week intensive playwriting workshop, revealing stories of their difficult past, tumultuous present, and ever-optimistic future. 

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