Scappoose, OR – Do you look at those paint event pictures and think, maybe I could do that? If you do, you are not alone. Paint events have and will continue to be a hot craze. Local artist and business owner, Hope Wirta, Art of Hope Studios, offers paint events online and onsite for both individuals and groups.
Hope provides a variety of options to explore your paint creativity. You can choose to socialize with a paint event with friends or to stay at home socially distanced. You can test out your skills during one of her free Facebook live events, or join an online subscription or an onsite event to meet like-minded crafty people. Hope also offers private events in-studio. You can view more options for paintings on her website any past painting can be turned into an event.
Want to support local artists? The new business platform, Patreon, offers the option to pay a monthly fee to participate in events varying from $3.00 to $10.00 with three different levels of benefits go to her page to learn more.
Hope Wirta started her business like many entrepreneurs while working a corporate job. She spent two years hosting paint events and selling her artwork before she turned her part-time business into a full-time career as an artist and teacher. Her Patreon profile states, “I love helping new painters overcome the fear of putting paint on a canvas and relaxing as they find their own style of art. I hope to make painting a creative outlet for you to enjoy and have an easy step by step style of teaching.” You can follow her YouTube Channel to engage with her teaching style.
Columbia County, Oregon- Merchants’ Toy N Joy is hosting Christmas in July, an online Virtual Auction July 19th- 25th to support citizens in need during the upcoming 2020 Holiday Season.
Toy N Joy typically fundraises with a gala in December to support CRF&R’s Volunteer Association’s Toy N Joy, Kiwanis Holiday Hope, and the Columbia Pacific Food Bank. Together these organizations give away holiday food baskets and toys to families across the CRFR district which serves Rainier to Warren, Columbia County. This year with a generous donation of local gift cards from businesses across Columbia County by Jeff Kemp, Pacific Stainless, with a challenge to #payitforward the organization decided to host a virtual auction, Christmas In July!
Nob Hill Nature Park has a new entrance from the walking path along the Columbia River downtown St. Helens (old venner plant property down by the Dockside Resturant). You can also use the entrance across from the St. Helens Public Works building over by the National Guard Armory. This is a great place to explore natural paths and small hills.
St., Helens, OR – Murphy was the inspiration for Errin Constantine opening the new pet supply store. Purrz and Paws Pet Supply, in St.Helens across from the Kozy at 380 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens. Murphy is Errin’s dog. Ask her to share a photo, he’s pretty cute!
They carry a variety of pet food brands such as Victor, Merrick, Canidae, and Diamond Naturals to name a few and other pet items. They opened early as the locals were curious so she is still putting out pet products. She can also custom order what you need. Welcome to Columbia County!! Follow their Facebook page for more information and to support their local business #beyondtheburbs
St. Helens, Oregon- Columbia County Bistro opened February 19th at 4:00 PM! You might recognize Chef Kayleigh Stano her from her younger days at Columbia County Brewing (CCB). You’ll find the old mac daddy on the menu with other gluten/allergy free homey northwest food. CCB is located at the former Big River Bistro at 305 Strand Street, St. Helens. Open Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 PM- 9:00 Last Seating. Follow their Facebook page for more details! Welcome to Columbia County, Columbia County Bistro..#beyondtheburbs
Do You Like to GIVE? Bring your used paper (newspapers, magazines) to the Lions 🦁 Recycle Bin at High School in St Helens. Proceeds used for backpack 🎒 program (food sent home on weekends). Easy way to help your community! #beyondtheburbs