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June 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

View Venue Website, 110 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR 97060 + Google Map
East Side Makers Showcase

June 25, 2022, Martha’s Curiosity Shop and RACC present:

Free workshops taught by local artisans in skateboard art and design, fiber arts, zines, collaborative painting, and printmaking

Portland, Ore. — June 2, 2022 — Martha’s Curiosity Shop and the Regional Arts and Culture Council present an all-ages (13-150) free event for the east Portland and Troutdale communities. June 25, 2022 from 12:30 to 5:30 PM local artisans in fiber arts, printmaking, skateboard art and design, collaborative painting, and zine making will present free workshops on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive by 12:30 to sign up. Workshops are capped at twenty participants each. The East Side Makers Showcase is the first event of its kind presented by Martha Grover and Martha’s Curiosity Shop and aims at serving East County residents and showcasing artists in the community. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Regional arts and Culture Council. For more information, visit, or email

For humans 13 years and up. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at 12:30, Saturday, June 25 at Martha’s Curiosity Shop in Troutdale, 110 East Historic Columbia River Hwy.

Martha Grover is a writer and visual artist living with chronic illness in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of three memoirs: Sorry I Was Gone (self-published in 2021 via a successful Kickstarter campaign), One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing), and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003. Martha opened two brick and mortar stores in 2021; Martha’s Curiosity Shop in downtown Troutdale, selling handmade altars, illustrations, and Martha’s published works, among other oddities. The second shop, in SE Portland, is called Grover’s Curiosity Shop, and offers all this, plus vintage clothing and vinyl.

An independent nonprofit organization, the Regional Arts & Culture Council supports the creative economy in greater Portland by equitably providing funding and services to artists and art organizations; managing and growing a diverse, nationally acclaimed, public art program; and developing enduring public and private partnerships. Through advocacy and engagement, we are building support for our community of artists, arts education, and arts and culture.


Martha’s Curiosity Shop
110 East Historic Columbia River Highway

Troutdale, OR 97060
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Martha’s Curiosity Shop
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Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)
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