CHAIR AFFAIR ARTISTS
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. These chairs are displayed and “sponsored” by supporters of the main Chair Affair event on April 13th, before they are returned to Community Warehouse to be picked out by children of families served.
Check out some fabulous photos below!
Check out these galleries showcasing the work of our 2019 Children’s Chairs and Silent Auction Artists!
Sign up to be a Children’s Chair Artist!
View 2019 Timeline (click to expand)
January 5 and 15 | Children’s Chairs Available for Pickup
Artists may choose to find their own Children’s Chairs to refurbish or come to our Warehouse where we have donated chairs available for pickup on two days: Saturday, January 5th and Tuesday, January 15th at both our Portland and Tualatin locations between 10:30 am and 4 pm. Please drop by on either day to choose from our selection. Chairs are first-come, first-serve. When you arrive, please ask a team member to show you where the children’s chairs are located.
Note: Many artists have had success finding chairs at garage sales, thrift stores, or anywhere you
March 20 | All Children’s Chairs Due
Please deliver your work to our Portland Warehouse (3969 NE MLK Blvd, 97212) on or before March 20, 2018. A volunteer or staff member will help take in your work.
IMPORTANT! Please include a small tag (either tied on or gently affixed to your piece) that has your ARTIST NAME and TITLE OF YOUR CHAIR. If you would like to create a nice card or tag with your artist statement, logo, or contact information, please do. We will display these with your piece. At the event, we will also have a name card for each chair with title, artist
April 11 | Artist Reception
What: Our opportunity to display everyone’s wonderful work and celebrate you, our artists! Friends and family welcome.
April 13 | Chair Affair Main Event
Where: The Sentinel Hotel
Tickets: Click here to purchase
Important! View Children's Chair Guidelines (click to expand)
Chair Sponsorship information (click to expand)
Prior to Chair Affair (Community Warehouse’s spring fundraising event), local artists transform castoff chairs into beautiful, creative works of art. Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor the chairs for $500 each. The chairs are displayed at Chair Affair for guests to view. After the event, the chairs return to our Warehouses, where children visiting the furniture bank with their family can pick their very own chair.
Sponsors who would like to sponsor a particular artist’s chair can request to do so. Otherwise, sponsors will be matched to artist chairs by the development team.
Showcase your philanthropy at a popular event that draws 350+ guests Logo/name showcase during the Chair Affair reception/silent auction Logo/name listing in the event program
Logo/name listing in e-newsletter to 6,000+ subscribers
Logo/name mention in any public social media posts featuring your sponsored chair Receive a card once your chair is chosen (along with a photo of the child, if available)
Questions? Contact Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org or 971.865.5284)
After reviewing the timeline and guidelines above, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly to confirm you’re on our list! You can Email us with questions anytime or call 971.865.5279.
Thanks to our generous Children’s Chair Sponsors:
and to our community partners at SCRAP Pdx for supporting our artists!
2018 Children’s Chair Gallery
If these photos don’t make you smile, we’re not sure what will 🙂 Check out this wonderful gallery of images that capture children who took a small break (while picking out essential furnishings with their families) to select a very special, handcrafted chair to take home. What a surprise, and a delight!