Many talented Portland-area students are submitting designs for the ninth annual Portland Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest. The public is invited to check out the artwork, visit with some of the artists and vote for their favorite design at a Gallery Event hosted by COUNTRY Financial on Thursday, May 9.
Students were asked to create a design depicting the “Growing a Green Future” theme. For the fifth year in row, the local community will select the People’s Choice Winner at the Gallery Event. This student will receive a $250 scholarship and join the other contest finalists at the Portland State University Farmers Market on Saturday, June 8.
The winning design, which will be unveiled at the farmers market, will be printed on canvas bags that will be distributed throughout the season. The grand prize winner will also be awarded a $2,000 scholarship. The runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the second runner up will receive a $500 scholarship.
The Gallery Event will be held Thursday, May 9 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at The Best Art Gallery in Portland located at 1468 NE Alberta St.