The family-owned “paint your own pottery” shop offers eight gnomes to select from and painters can pick the gnome that best fits their needs, like traveling with their new companion or installing a new piece of garden art.
New gnome owners will receive a gnome “adoption certificate” to commemorate their figurine and are encouraged to send photographs of their gnomes participating in fun summer events. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: farthest from Portland, highest above sea level, best summer activity and best famous landmark. Ten percent of all gnome proceeds will go to the Oregon Humane Society at summer’s end.
“As the summer heats up, kids and families are always welcome to stay cool in our studio,” said Mimosa owner Austin Raglione.
Throughout the summer, the shop is also partnering with Multnomah County Library to offer prizes for its Summer Reading program. School-age children all over the city who participate in the library’s reading challenge are encouraged to read or listen to books all summer long. Those who complete the challenge are rewarded with bookmark coupons to Mimosa Studios for free ceramic painting.
Mimosa Studios is open every day, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.mimosa-studios.com or call the shop at (503) 288-0770.