Village Merchants is a place to come together. Not only are we an affordable and fun neighborhood spot to shop, but we’re also a resource for community happenings and ideas.
Let us know of community events and resources that connect to our mission of reducing, reusing, and recycling and we’ll post them on our site. For events go HERE.
Division Clinton Street Fair! SATURDAY JULY 27th, 2013
VILLAGE MERCHANTS GRAND REOPENING/DIVISION STREET FAIR PARTY!!!
SATURDAY JULY 27TH, 2013 10-7PM
ENTER TO WIN A RAFFLE!
We are giving away three gift certificates to Village Merchants worth $25, $50, and $100. Enter to win before July 27th by clicking on the “join our sweepstakes” tab on the Village Merchants Facebook page or by purchasing a raffle ticket for $1 on the day of the street fair, Saturday July 27th. The winners will be chosen on July 27th.
Hoola Hooping Performances and Lessons
Ancestros Chocolate Chia Seed Bars
VILLAGE PEOPLE LIVE MUSIC STAGE PRESENTS…
Fabio Prieto and Nelson Salazar intertwine their global roots to create an intoxicating sound filled with classical guitar, cajon, and traditional Peruvian instruments. Fabio Prieto is a graduate of the University of Art and Music in Cuba. He specializes in traditional Cuban music while enriching his sound with the influences of Jazz, Blues, and Funk. Part of his musical career was in Spain where he was introduced to Buleria, Fandango, Solea, and Tango, which became part of his musical repertoire. Nelson Salazar is a master of traditional Peruvian music utilizing a wide breadth of traditional instruments that range from the pan flute to the Charango. His sound is modern while always paying homage to traditional influences.
BOY AND BEAN 1-2pm
Boy and Bean are a Portland based swing/jazz trio featuring Luke Short on guitar and vocals and Amber Short on vocals and Andrew Jones on upright bass. Depression era music is Boy and Bean’s primary musical focus covering songs by such artists as The Mill Brothers, the Boswell Sisters, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Gaea is a soulful duo composed of Martin Watkinson on the Cello and Cherita Meadows on guitar and vocals. You can often find them down at Portland Saturday Market with a crowd gathered around mesmerized by their positive reverberations.
Village Merchants is all about recycling and the more creative the better. If you know of a great web resource let us know about it so we can help spread the knowledge.
Bag It The Movie– a documentary that explores plastic and how it affects YOU and ME
Automorphosis– a fun documentary about art cars
Wasteland– a documentary about art, recycling, and social justice
No Impact Man– a documentary project to inspire change
Art Projects For Kids!– TONS of links to art projects and information about art
ReadyMade Magazine– cool DIY projects
Bottle Cap Artist– recycled project ideas
Kinderart.com– art projects from recycled materials
Recycling Lesson Plans– from the teacher’s guide
Green Art Guide– resource links for artists and crafts people
Campaign For Safe Cosmetics– DIY recipes for safe cosmetics
Village Merchants is a proud vendor of Sisters Of The Road meal coupons. They cost $2 and are an ideal way to give to those in need or use oneself and receive a hot meal at their welcoming downtown cafe. To learn more about Sisters Of The Road visit their website at www.sistersoftheroad.org.