join us for our next event!-
DIG A PONY
This month's event will be to benefit p:ear!
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
More from P:EAR about their mission:
"At p:ear, we regard youth homelessness as a critical human rights issue that needs to be addressed through a lens of dignity and respect. These youth come from a variety of backgrounds and often face debilitating challenges including familial abuse; mental health challenges; incarceration; sexual minority issues; substance abuse; mental, emotional, physical and sexual violence; failure of state care systems; absent or rotating caregivers. They enter young adulthood feeling victimized, isolated and distrustful. Their stories are not just personal tragedies, they are a tragedy for our entire community.
The youth at p:ear lack job and life skills, work experience, training and confidence to find meaningful ways to gainful employment. While many factors lead to their homelessness, the overwhelming contributor is a lack of connection to a supportive community. These kids deserve opportunities and experiences in which to gain the confidence, skills and pride required to establish necessary economic stability while transitioning into a contributing adult members of our community.
p:ear has identified a strong model for helping people end their homelessness. p:ear assists youth to recognize themselves as strong and capable people, while providing them with supportive relationships and engaging opportunities."
We'll be bringing together 8-10 local artists every month (last Wednesdays) to draw for the worthy causes we all love! Come, drink, buy art, and meet rad people!
This will be our newest installment with live sketching from:
BRIANNA SPENSER // MIKA RANE // SARAH LEVY
MOLLY MENDOZA // HELLSEA //LILLIAN TAFT
CATE ANDREWS // CRUM // MICHAEL MCCLOSKEY
& MORE TBA!
All sketches will be available for sale and 50% of the proceeds will go to P:EAR!
go to www.pearmentor.org for more information!
ink & drink is a cause-focused monthly gathering of portland's local artists and illustrators. Each month 6-10 artists will come together and draw for two hours, and sell those sketches at low prices. 50% of all the proceeds will go to rotating local organizations. We prioritize space for women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks and seek to expand our community by empowering each other, making inexpensive art available to the masses, and using what resources we have to give back to the many awesome organizations in need right now.
Come join us at Dig a Pony
every last Wednesday from 7-10pm!
we want to hear from you! If you're interested in being on our artist list, if you have feedback, or if you'd just like to say hello, please feel free to do so below. This event is all about community, and that includes you!