This Portland Kimono was designed by Tiffany Kirkpatrick. It’s part of the 28th Buckman Show and Sell, Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at Buckman Art Focus Elementary. More than 125 artists working in many kinds of media will show their work to support the school. It’s a great family-friendly way to meet SE Portland artists. There are established pros and Buckman students all showing together.

Read all about it on page 16.

From page 16:

The annual Buckman Art Show and Sell is Saturday and Sunday March 10-11 at Buckman Art Focus Elementary, 320 SE 16th Ave.

The festival features art created by established artists and newly emerging talents. Each year there’s a gallery showcasing Buckman students and young alumni too. All in all, there’s 130 artists and craftspersons, with food, dance and music performances, all in support of Buckman’s arts program.

Artists donate 30% from their sales to the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary PTA and proceeds are used for art supplies, equipment, props and costumes for school performances.

Emily Pratt’s “Rain”

A Silent Auction includes artwork donated from show participants and the Community Art Project: The HeART of Protest will be presented by Don’t Shoot Portland, Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm. On Sunday there’s Buckman student performances: dance, chorus and marimba.

Through music, art, theatre, and creative movement, Buckman’s arts specialists provide concentrated instruction in music, fine art, drama and dance. They collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate arts into the core curriculum of Buckman Arts Focus Elementary, resulting in flexible and creative thinkers.

Jennifer Mercede’s “Butterfly”

Food trucks will be on hand too. Saturday the Fest goes from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, from 11 am – 4 pm. There’s a suggested donation of $2-5 per person. Kids under 4 are free. See buckmanartshow.weebly.com