By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The retail shop has been developed by the Portland Artisans Co-op Team, which began meeting nearly a year ago with a goal of offering high-quality, hand-made items. The celebration will include food, wine, live music, a silent auction, prizes and guest celebrities. The shop includes ceramic pieces, paintings, felted sculptures, wood furniture, blown glass, repurposed doll statues, and an array of jewelry.
Member/owner Alia Paloma of Uncostumed said, “I am so excited to help support and sustain our local economy by supporting the people in my community who create beautiful and functional works of art.”
Co-op members volunteer up to four days a month in the shop, which is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The telephone is (503) 206-4631. Additional information is at www.artisticportland.com.