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President’s Day Art Show with Illustrations of Presidents & First Ladies by 11-Year-Old Artist Emma Laus

Join us for an extra special and timely art show and reception with water colors of Presidents and First Ladies by 11 year old Emma Laus! Artist Reception Thursday, February 11th, 5-7pm

An artist reception will be held to host young artist, Emma Laus, and her collection of water color paintings of Presidents and First Ladies. The show has been coordinated as our monthly art show for the month of February in honor of President’s Day.

Prints and post cards of the artwork will be available for sale.
Beverages and snacks will be served.

About Emma Laus

Emma Ziporah Laus has always loved reading, drawing, and acting out stories. In February 2014, she first became deeply interested in the presidents after looking through a book of presidential portraits. Her curiosity was sparked. She began borrowing books from the library and absorbed stories and details about the presidents and their families, memorizing the names of all the first ladies. On President’s Day of that year, inspired by the book of portraits, Emma and her parents and family friends all tried their hands at creating their own presidential portraits. Emma’s portraits stole the show: her portraits of Teddy Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland and Millard Fillmore introduced new shades and angles to old faces. Portraits of Eleanor and Edith Roosevelt soon followed. In 2015, she was commissioned by her 4th Grade teacher to paint portraits of all the presidents who were born in Ohio.
“Over time, as her control over her materials and aesthetic evolves, so too do the portraits. She has developed opinions about all the presidents, and chooses who to paint according to how she feels about them.”

Black Wagon Valentine’s Weekend & Leo “Valentino” Pop Up Shop

Please join us at Black Wagon Valentine’s Day Weekend! We will be donating a percentage Valentine’s Day weekend sales to The Children’s Cancer Association and it’s My Music Rx Program. We’ve been working with The Children’s Cancer Association for the past few years, creating our “Music Heals” tees to spread the word about and raise funds for this amazing organization and its programs for long term hospitalized kids and their families! We’re really excited about what they do and welcome you to help make a difference in the lives of these kids and families!

Black Wagon Valentine’s Day Weekend – The Dates

Saturday, February 13th from 10am-4pm, 7 year old, Leo “Valentino” Cook will be selling hand crafted Valentines to those who are looking for special notes for loved ones and friends. Leo will be donating a percentage of sales to The Childen’s Cancer Associations and its My Music Rx Programs as well.

Black Wagon will be serving complimentary champagne and cookies all weekend long! Come down to beautiful Mississippi Ave and discover the pleasure of shopping its vibrant small businesses! This event is in conjunction with Small Shops, Big Hearts, showcasing the wonderful stores, restaurants and services of our unique N. Portland business district.

About Leo

Leo is an imaginative young son of entrepreneurial parents. His youthful exuberance to create and share his love of systems and activities predate his ability to talk.

His first foray into selling Valentines happened when Leo was only 5 years old. Unbeknownst to anyone in his family, Leo carried furniture out onto the street and set up his first ever Valentine’s Day stand, selling handmade Valentines created from recycled materials. His impromptu card stand was a huge success and Leo is excited to bring it back.

His mom, owner of Black Wagon, a children’s boutique in Portland, Oregon, has invited Leo to host his Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop outside their shop on N. Mississippi Ave.

Leo hopes to make many people happy and is working away to produce enough Valentines for everyone who stops by to visit him on Saturday.

About Children’s Cancer Assocition

Children's Cancer AssociationCCA prescribes joy. For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, their goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy. The Children’s Cancer Association didn’t start with a foundation, it started with a family. One who faced its own battle with serious pediatric illness two decades ago in Portland, Oregon. From that experience came a passionate commitment and focus: To deliver the resources, the friendship, and the healing power of music to families facing the same challenges. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today. Facebook.com/ChildrensCancerAssociation

About MyMusicRx

MyMusicRx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association, is a one-omymusicrxf-a-kind pediatric music medicine program for kids and teens with cancer and other serious illnesses. Their in-hospital program includes bedside sing-a-longs with trained music specialists, instrument lending, lessons, and live concerts from national recording artists. The program extends online atMyMusicRx.org where kids can explore exclusive artist greetings, concerts, digital instruments, and more. MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music to over 4,700 kids and teens at 19 pediatric hospitals across the country and we are growing. Learn more at www.mymusicrx.org #MusicHeals

 

YOU WHO Returns

Please join us for the return of  YOU WHO at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, January 24th! Doors open at 1pm and show begins at 2pm!!! This is a FREE show staring Colin Meloy, The Eyelids, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormans, Joy Now, Y La Bamba and more….
This event is benefit for one of our favorite programs, MyMusicRx, providing music medicine for kids and teens with cancer and other serious, long term illnesses.

This event is in conjunction with The Crystal Ballroom’s 102nd Birthday Free For all!!!

Dress up fancy and help us celebrate as we take part of Crystal Ballroom’s 102nd Birthday Free-For-All, an annual all-day free event celebrating the Crystal and the community that’s supported it over the years! Our variety show features performances by YOU WHO’s house band Sneakin’ Out, The Cardboard Songsters, and surprise guests. Arrive at 1:00 for ballroom wide fun including bandana decorating, big wheel racing, hair dos courtesy of Rudy’s Barbershop, Bhangra dance party with DJ ANJALI and much more fun stuff! Food and alcohol will be available in the ballroom.

YOU WHO is a Children’s rock variety show featuring DJs and interactive dance parties with giant barn owls, musical guests, stories, skits, sing a longs, cartoons, artists, puppets, parades and performers. YOU WHO is a benefit for MyMusicRx- the “music medicine” program of Children’s Cancer Association who believes that joy matters and music heals. MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music to hosptilaized kids across the country! Learn more at: https://www.mymusicrx.org/

This YOU WHO benefit for MyMusicRx is made possible by a generous donation by McMenamins in honor of Crystal Ballroom’s 102nd Birthday!

About You Who

YOU WHO is a popular kids’ rock show created by Seann McKeel and Chris Funk of The Decemberists. YOU WHO concerts offer an art zone activity for kids, a variety show format with sing-a-longs, interactive dance get-downs, original songs, giant barn owl mascots, and more. To interest the budding tastes of young music listeners (and to satisfy the tastes of seasoned rockers who maybe don’t get out as much for a show as they did before they were parents), YOU WHO shows include a multitude of music genres – sampling Folk, Hip Hop, Dance, Bluegrass, Rock, Metal, Country, World, Instrumental, etc. Featured bands play a set from their catalogue that they think kids would like, not necessarily “kid’s music.”

YOU WHO has presented countless bands in its seven-year history, including: My Morning Jacket, The Shins, The Zombies, Aloe Blacc, Les Claypool, Best Coast, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Head and The Heart, The Decemberists, Lifesavas, Blind Pilot, Laura Veirs, Quasi, Blitzen Trapper, The Dandy Warhols, The Thermals, Red Fang, Preservation Hall Brass Band and many, many more. YOU WHO shows are videotaped and made available to seriously ill kids and teens via the MyMusicRx.org website. YOU WHO is a benefit for MyMusicRx- the “music medicine” program of Children’s Cancer Association who believes that joy matters and music heals.

About MyMusicRx

MyMusicRx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association, is a one-of-a-kind pediatric music medicine program for kids and teens with cancer and other serious illnesses. Our in-hospital program includes bedside sing-a-longs with trained music specialists, instrument lending, lessons, and live concerts from national recording artists. The program extends online at MyMusicRx.org where kids can explore exclusive artist greetings, concerts, digital instruments, and more. MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music to over 4,700 kids and teens at 19 pediatric hospitals across the country and we are growing. Learn more at www.mymusicrx.org #MusicHeals

About CCA

CCA prescribes joy. For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, their goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy. The Children’s Cancer Association didn’t start with a foundation, it started with a family. One who faced its own battle with serious pediatric illness two decades ago in Portland, Oregon. From that experience came a passionate commitment and focus: To deliver the resources, the friendship, and the healing power of music to families facing the same challenges. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today. Facebook.com/ChildrensCancerAssociation

About Joy Now

You don’t have to leave home to run away with the circus anymore!

Drums roll, flags wave, a stilt walker hula hoops while horns bellow the sounds of New Orleans. It’s part marching band, part circus and a whole lot of fun! Members of Portland’s internationally-acclaimed MarchFourth! inspire the next generation through programs that ignite creative passion and empower youth to rock out on stage and in life.

Students play music, make costumes, dance, walk on stilts, tumble, sing, juggle, perform at exciting public venues, and learn how to use art as a tool for self-expression and action.

Joy Now offers week-long Summer Camps, workshops and year round classes for ages 5-18. www.joynowproject.org

Black Wagon New Years Sale

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Our New Years Sale Continues!

Enjoy 25-70% off clothing and shoes at the Black Wagon New Years Sale! Save with out absolute best prices of the year. Vans Color Me Chalkboard Classic Slip-On Kids shoes, now only $28! Munster Double Yew Bronze Sweatshirt, now only $39! Appaman Ranger Down Coat, now only $84!

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Mini Rodini Yellow Mouse Tee, now only $34.50. NUNUNU Heather Grey Circle Dress, now only $48.75. Indikidual Spook Pants, now only $48.75.

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Indikidual Yummy Pants, now only $33. Indikidual Sid Tee, now only $37.50. Indikidual Cobra Top, now only $39.

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PLAE Red Lou Shoe, now only $51. Missie Munster In The Sky Top (soft black), now only $28.80. PopUpShop 2-pack Tiger Socks, now only $12.50.

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And enjoy an additional 10% thru Thursday, January 7th! Use coupon code: Welcome2016 at check out, both in store & online*!!!

*Available for in-stock purchases only

Happy Holidays to You from Black Wagon!

Happy holidays to you & yours from Black Wagon! It’s that time again, and we  want to wish you a fabulous holiday with much peace, love, fun & inspiration in 2016. It’s during this time of year that we all like to stop and reflect on the things from the past year that make us so grateful. We are grateful for you, our sweet, wonderful extended Black Wagon Family. We love you and are happy to be able to watch your families grow and to help you find the perfect gifts and goodies for the babes in your life. Thank you for being you!

Happy Holidays from the Black Wagon Crew

 


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