Featured Artist Lieta Gratteri
Aug
1
to Sep 21

Featured Artist Lieta Gratteri

Late summer brings local artist Lieta Gratteri to the gallery with a solo show that will be on display from August through September.

Lieta’s wildlife and bird watercolors will delight, as will she at an opening reception scheduled the first week of August.

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OST Sneak Peek Show
Sep
21
to Oct 16

OST Sneak Peek Show

Every October, Washington county artists open their studios to the public for viewing during the Open Studios Tour. For 2019 there are more than 50 artists who are signed up!

The Sneak Peek show offers the public a chance to view a small selection of work from the artists prior to the Tour itself. Guests can pick up a map of the studios here.

The Sneak Peek will go up on Saturday, September 21st and close by Wednesday, October 16th. The OST is held on the following Saturday & Sunday.

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Artist Reception: Open Studios Tour
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception: Open Studios Tour

This is the artist reception for the Open Studios Tour Sneak Peek show. Held at A Framer’s Touch on Wednesday, October 2nd from 5-8pm.

Every October, Washington county artists open their studios to the public for viewing during the Open Studios Tour. For 2019 there are more than 50 artists who are signed up!

The Sneak Peek show offers the public a chance to view a small selection of work from the artists prior to the Tour itself. Guests can pick up a map of the studios here.

The Sneak Peek show will go up on Saturday, September 21st and close by Wednesday, October 16th. The OST is held on the following Saturday & Sunday.

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Arist Reception, Lieta Gratteri
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Arist Reception, Lieta Gratteri

Join A Framer’s Touch and artist Lieta Gratteri at a special artist reception to kick off her new solo gallery show for August and September. Lieta is a watercolor artist who specializes in bird wildlife!

The reception will be on August 7th from 5-8pm. Refreshments will be served.

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Christmas in July: Sip, Shop & Stroll
Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas in July: Sip, Shop & Stroll

Oh the weather outside is sunny..... and Sip, Shop & Stroll offers a festive way to support your locally owned small businesses. This passport shopping event includes refreshments and a chance to win one of three gift baskets!

Pick up a passport from any participating store from 5-8pm on July 25th. Get a stamp from each location and return at the last stop. A drawing for the prizes will follow.

Every stop is unique in their festivities so make sure you see them all!

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PopUp Suzi's Lavender
Jul
3
4:00 PM16:00

PopUp Suzi's Lavender

Next First Wednesday enjoy a visit from Suzi's Lavender for a summer pop-up!

Talk with Suzi about skin & body care products and what's best for you. Sample some as you learn about 4 Pillars care: moisture, circulation, calming, inflammation.

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Featured Artist Emily Lux
May
1
to Jun 29

Featured Artist Emily Lux

Local painter Emily Lux will be bringing in a miniature show to the gallery from May to June 2019. She will have 100 tiny studies of at least ten different subjects. Not to be missed!

An artist reception will be held on May 1st.

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Cabi Spring Show 2019
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Cabi Spring Show 2019

Open your minds (and closets) to endless styling possibilities of saturated hues, vibrant graphic prints, and vivid florals.

We believe shopping shouldn't be a chore, and you should love everything you buy. Gather your girlfriends together for styling and shopping experience at A Framer's Touch cabi Stylist Sonya Elston. It’s fun, personalized, and stress-free...the way shopping should be! Light refreshments will be served. Sonya's presentation starts at 6 with opportunity to try on clothing and get her advice afterwards.

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Featured Artist Helen Sacks
Mar
8
1:30 PM13:30

Featured Artist Helen Sacks

Helen has lived in Forest Grove for 21 years, and had gifted many oil and pastel paintings to friends & family over that time. Between growing her family, being active in her church, and volunteering at OHSU & Tuality hospitals, Helen's degree of Fine Art in Painting from Portland State was 25 years in the pursuit. Then, a commission to illustrate sermons from her pastor re-kindled Helen's life-long passion for creating. After a years of declining A Framer's Touch's requests to become a Featured Artist, Helen finally accepted! We are thrilled to host her.

Helen’s solo show will hang in the gallery from March-April 2019. An artist reception is scheduled Wednesday, March 20th.

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Sip, Shop & Stroll
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Sip, Shop & Stroll

A passport shopping event in historic downtown Forest Grove!
Spend the afternoon shopping local for Valentine’s Day and collecting passport stamps for the chance to win a basket of gift cards from each location.

Refreshments provided most locations.

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CBD Night
Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

CBD Night

Join Suzi of Suzi’s Lavender for a night of education about CBD hemp products.

Have you ever wanted to try CBD for pain relief but aren’t sure where to start? Suzi will answer questions about the science behind CBD and our bodies and the ways you can apply or ingest it.
A great opportunity to learn something new that could help you or a loved one improve quality of life!

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

Once again, it's time to show your support for your local small businesses by shopping small on Small Business Saturday! Spend a day downtown enjoying hot drinks, wine, snacks, prizes, games, and holiday shopping with the downtown Forest Grove businesses.

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Festival of Ornaments
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Festival of Ornaments

A Framer's Touch will be pouring wine and hot drinks for those exploring Forest Grove with the 97116 evening passport.

Let us wow you with our Festival of Ornaments-- largest selection in the metro area! 5-8pm

Visit all 3 passport locations, a short walk away, for the chance to win one of three $50 gift baskets!

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Passport to Art
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Passport to Art

Visit all 3 passport locations, a short walk away, for the chance to win one of three $50 gift baskets!

A Framer's Touch will be pouring wine and hot drinks for those exploring Forest Grove with the 97116 evening passport. Let us wow you with our Festival of Ornaments-- largest selection in the metro area! 5-8pm

It's community night at Valley Art! Beginning at 5:30 browse the gallery with light refreshments before moving on to explore additional art in the passport walk.

97116 features un-juried squares of art. Cash/card & carry them home to covet or give as gifts. You only get one weekend to grab your goodies! Every piece $60 or less. Partial fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and CARES Northwest. 2038 Main Street, Forest Grove.

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Harry Potter Pub Crawl
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Harry Potter Pub Crawl

Ridgewalker Brewing presents a Harry Potter Pub Crawl

Scavenger hunt, costume contest, and special viewing of Fantastic Beasts 2 at the Forest Grove Theater. Stop in A Framer’s Touch to warm up with a hot drink sample as you fly your way around town!

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Harvest Festival
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Harvest Festival

A Framer's Touch and Ridgewalker Brewing invite you to attend an after-hours, all ages fall harvest festival on 21st Ave! The festival will take place on 21st Ave between Main and A St. Vendors will be serving beer, wine, and cider; live music; food carts; small gifts.

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Chalk Art/Corn Roast
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

Chalk Art/Corn Roast

2018 Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival & annual corn roast!

It’s hard to believe that the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival has been taking place for over 25 years.  Since 1991 the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival has grown to be one of the most anticipated and fun events in Washington County. Anyone can take part in the fun, no matter what their artistic skills might be. It is great to see the creative drawings taking shape throughout the day and to stroll the downtown blocks after the event to see the wonderful artwork.

Celebrate Forest Grove's agricultural roots with this fun annual festival, which offers fresh-roasted corn, along with burgers, sausages, hot dogs and more. Expect interactive displays, live entertainment, a quilt exhibit and children’s activities, including an obstacle course. The event takes place on the west lawn of Marsh Hall (Pacific campus) and is free and open to all.

 

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Featured Artist: Christy Harangozo
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Featured Artist: Christy Harangozo

Join us in welcoming new fall Featured Artist Christy Harangozo. Christy works predominantly in the medium of soft pastel.  She experiments with surfaces to aid in bringing the viewer into the space she experienced when exploring it.  From dramatic textured backgrounds that hint at movement to soft suede that lends an air of mystery, each surface is carefully chosen to evoke the emotion of the landscape. Her intentional choice of background tint serves to create an added dimension to each finished piece. This tone vibrating through lends itself to Harangozo's desire to portray a sense of history in her work.

 

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Barbecue in the Grove
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Barbecue in the Grove

Spend some time on our wine patio during the annual BBQ in the Grove! A fundraiser for the high school, this event includes games and other family fun--and of course the barbecue cook off! We'll be sampling some of our new wines in the Gallery.

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Rise & Shine!
Jun
1
8:00 AM08:00

Rise & Shine!

A Framer's Touch is hosting the June Rise and Shine! Sponsored by Suzi's Lavender

Rise and Shine is a business community networking meeting from the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber. Hosted at a new business each month, this monthly get-together allows local businesses to meet and make connections, and learn more about their neighbors. It is open to non-Chamber members!

First Friday of every month

8am-9am

See online for next location and RSVP facebook.com/fgchamber

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2018 Cabi show
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Cabi show

As busy women, many of us are overwhelmed with the stress and inconvenience of shopping. Defying the rules, we are hosting a special evening showcasing the new, passionate spring collection from Cabi! Come look, shop, and most importantly, relax at this alternative shopping experience.

This spring, Cabi is re-inventing the way you shop and work. Stylist Michelle Sprueill will show you outfit ideas to take you from the office to drinks with friends; and breathe new energy, dynamism, and passion into your spring wardrobe. Michelle's presentation begins at 6pm.

Refreshments will be served!

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Book Reading & Signing
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Book Reading & Signing

Join Oregon artists and A Framer’s Touch for a special afternoon celebrating original children’s book, Those Bad, Bad Bedtime Boys! This rhyming story, written by Dana Wand and illustrated by Emily Lux, follows the adventure of a young boy trying to find out who is moving his toys around at night and getting him into trouble.

Emily Lux, Forest Grove based mural artist, created a series of paintings for her first children’s illustration project. Each original piece is framed and will be on display for sale on Saturday. Dana Wand is an award-winning children’s book author. The two met in 2000 when they both worked as decorators in the same cookie shop; after re-connecting online years later, Wand invited Lux to the project to bring color to her humorous story. The tale is inspired by Wand’s own children at bedtime.

A special reading begins at 1:30 pm followed by book signing at 2:00

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