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Inspired by local artists

Only available while they last, these beautiful limited-edition art bags feature the work of commissioned Oregon artists. For every bag purchased, $1.50 is donated to an arts organization in your area. Get your 100% recyclable, nonwoven, polypropylene reusable bag, featuring the commissioned work of Eugene painter Abbas Darabi.

Captivated by Oregon’s landscapes, Abbas says: “I am very thankful to be able to focus on my two passions – appreciating nature and painting the beauty I see all around Oregon.”

Programs we're supporting include:

Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools – Bend-LaPine, Oregon
This education foundation provides supplemental resources for K-12 art education programs in the Bend-La Pine School District. Teachers submit grants to the Foundation for valuable educational initiatives or projects requiring funds of up to $2,500.

Friends of The Schneider Museum of Art – Ashland, Oregon

Serving both an academic and community audience, The Schneider Museum of Art seeks to build a challenging environment that engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs supporting interdisciplinary study, research and discourse.

Lane Arts Council Artist Residencies – Eugene, Oregon

Professional visual, fine craft and performing artists work with students and teachers for two weeks to provide educational arts activities, teach new skills, develop creative thinking and more. In the process, young people who may not otherwise receive art instruction benefit from authentic experiences that engage minds, hearts and bodies.

Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Right Brain Initiative – Portland, Oregon
Working to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland Tri-County Region, The Right Brain Initiative is helping to change the way kids learn by bringing discovery, collaboration and creativity into the classroom.

The Arts Center, At Risk Youth Program – Corvallis, Oregon
Over 12 months, up to 30 different teaching artists provide workshops for at-risk youth in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, dance, music, poetry, theater, painting and fiber arts. These workshops make a substantial impact on underserved youth in the community.

Our past support
In 2015-16, Market of Choice distributed $4,710 to community arts in Oregon. In 2014-15, $9,557 was contibuted and in 2013, the total was $11,829.

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