Every spring, Community Warehouse hosts its annual Chair Affair event to raise critical mission funds.

At the heart of the event are brilliant, one-of-a-kind Children’s Chairs created by local artists.

We are currently looking for Portland area artists to volunteer to create a Children’s Chair for Chair Affair 2023! Please see details below. You can email us with questions anytime or call 971.865.5284.

How does the Children’s Chair Project work?

Community Warehouse collects used donated children’s chairs and distributes them to local artists. The artists then transform the chairs into unique, joyful pieces of functional art for children.

The chairs go on to be displayed at our Chair Affair fundraising event and sponsored by supporters, raising critical funds for Community Warehouse’s mission.

After Chair Affair, the Children’s Chairs return to our furniture banks where they are picked out by children who visit Community Warehouse with their family to receive services. 

Sign up to be a 2023 Children’s Chair Artist!

Interested in being a Children’s Chair artist for Chair Affair 2023? After reviewing the guidelines below, please click the Artist Signup button. After signing up, you will receive detailed instructions on how to participate. Thank you for your interest and support!

Children's Chair Artist Guidelines
  • Chairs only (please no highchairs, tables, benches, etc)
  • Make sure your chair is functional & sturdy
  • Please use only child-safe materials
  • Create with non-toxic, Zero VOC, no odor paint
  • Do not include any choking hazards or small, removable pieces

After signing up, please click here for detailed participation instructinos.

2022 Artwork

Check out this gallery showcasing the work of our 2022 Children’s Chair Artists!

Tues Feb. 7: We'll be opening late due to a staff meeting and accepting donations from 1-4pm only.

JOIN OUR TEAM! Community Warehouse is hiring multiple positions. Visit our Careers page to learn more and apply.