Boomerang

Call for Paper Artists

Boomerang Fine Arts is putting out an open call to local artists who create works out of paper for its May show, “Paper: Made, Formed, and Simply Used Up,” which opens First Friday, May 5. The exhibit, which will be curated by Boomerang’s Artist-in-Residence Tom Relth, will showcase original paper-based artwork…works that are based on paper or in which paper is the key element, such as folded paper, origami, paper furniture, bookbinding, drawings, paintings, papier-mâché, and 3D paper sculptures. The show isn’t just for “professional” artists; any one can submit anything that falls within the submission guidelines, which you can see by clicking here. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 15. For more information, email Call4Art@generosityreturns.com.

Boomerang Generosity Shop & Coffee House is a different type of socially responsible business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main St. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Belle at Boomerang for Family Fun Night

Bring your kids come to Boomerang in downtown Vancouver at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 10, for a special appearance by Belle at Family Fun Night. Belle—who can be seen in the upcoming Disney live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, in theaters starting March 17—will entertain the children (and adults) by sharing her favorite story, singing her favorite songs acapella, playing games, and teaching kids a fairy spell that will transport Rapunzel and Flynn Rider directly to Boomerang’s children’s area. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/597898037086271/.

Warp, Weft, Needle & Thread: Fiber Arts Exhibit at Boomerang

Boomerang Fine Arts is showcasing local fiber artists for its March show, “Warp, Weft, Needle & Thread,” which opens First Friday, March 3, with live music and light refreshments. The exhibit, which is curated by Boomerang’s Artist-in-Residence Tom Relth, will showcase original work in all fiber or fiber-based mediums, including appliqué, basketry, crocheting, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, quilting, sculpture, spinning, tatting, felting, textiles, and weaving. The show isn’t just for “professional” artists; many of the artists whose work you’ll see at Boomerang this month are exhibiting their fiber pieces for the very first time. Stroll through Boomerang’s upper- and lower-level galleries and see this extraordinary work up close—and, since all the pieces on display are for sale, you just might find something that you fall in love with.

Boomerang Generosity Shop & Coffee House is a different type of socially responsible business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main St. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Warp, Weft, Needle & Thread: Fiber Arts at Boomerang

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“In Progress” (one of three in a series) by Barbara Neil

Boomerang Fine Arts is showcasing local fiber artists for its March show, “Warp, Weft, Needle & Thread,” which opens First Friday, March 3, with live music and light refreshments. The exhibit, which will be curated by Boomerang’s Artist-in-Residence Tom Relth, will showcase original work in all fiber or fiber-based mediums, including appliqué, basketry, crocheting, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, quilting, sculpture, spinning, tatting, felting, textiles, and weaving. The show isn’t just for “professional” artists; many of the artists whose work you’ll see at Boomerang this month are exhibiting their fiber pieces for the very first time. Stroll through Boomerang’s upper- and lower-level galleries and see this extraordinary work up close—and, since all the pieces on display are for sale, you just might find something that you fall in love with.

Boomerang Generosity Shop & Coffee House is a different type of socially responsible business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main St. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Above image: “Nest,” a texture quilt by Joanne Roth

Call for Artists: Fiber Arts Exhibit

Boomerang Fine Arts is putting out an open call to local knitters, quilters, crocheters, weavers, basket-makers, sewers, felters, and dabblers in fiber arts for its March show, “Warp, Weft, Needle & Thread,” which opens First Friday, March 3. The exhibit, which will be curated by Boomerang’s Artist-in-Residence Tom Relth, will showcase original work in any fiber or fiber-based medium, including appliqué, basketry, crocheting, dyeing, embroidery, felting, knitting, quilting, sculpture, spinning, tatting, textiles, and weaving. The show isn’t just for “professional” artists; any one can submit anything that falls within the submission guidelines, which you can see by clicking here. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Feb. 18.

Boomerang Generosity Shop & Coffee House is a different type of socially responsible business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main St. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Reception for “Tell Me a Story” Artworks at Boomerang

Boomerang will host a special exhibit by Clark College art students, “Tell Me a Story,” during the month of February. The exhibit is in cooperation with Clark College art professor Grant Hottle and members of the Clark College Art Club, including full time artist and past president Matthew L. Tycer, plus Martin Stone, Andy Bao, Claudia Carter and Kelly Pearce. Beginning with an opening reception on First Friday, Feb. 3, the upper and lower level galleries will display works from Clark College student artists using various media.

The exhibit is in line withe the Clark College Art Club mission: to provide opportunities outside the classroom to pursue the study of art and art history. The club ensures safe studio spaces after hours, visits to galleries and museums, and student engagement. Art Club provides a forum for discussions about art and creativity.

Drop by Boomerang any time from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday for live music, complimentary light refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists. The exhibit continues through Feb. 28. While you’re there, you’ll want to enjoy some treats from the coffee shop and browse through Boomerang’s huge collection of home décor items, jewelry, books and more, while your kids hang out in the indoor treehouse. Proceeds from the sale of all items go directly to local charities and nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Art by Clark College Students at Boomerang

Boomerang will host a special exhibit by Clark College art students, “Tell Me a Story,” during the month of February. The exhibit is in cooperation with Clark College art professor Grant Hottle and members of the Clark College Art Club, including full time artist and past president Matthew L. Tycer, plus Martin Stone, Andy Bao, Claudia Carter and Kelly Pearce. Beginning with an opening reception on First Friday, Feb. 3, the upper and lower level galleries will display works from Clark College student artists using various media.

The exhibit is in line withe the Clark College Art Club mission: to provide opportunities outside the classroom to pursue the study of art and art history. The club ensures safe studio spaces after hours, visits to galleries and museums, and student engagement. Art Club provides a forum for discussions about art and creativity.

Drop by Boomerang any time from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday for live music, complimentary light refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists. The exhibit continues through Feb. 28. While you’re there, you’ll want to enjoy some treats from the coffee shop and browse through Boomerang’s huge collection of home décor items, jewelry, books and more, while your kids hang out in the indoor treehouse. Proceeds from the sale of all items go directly to local charities and nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Above image: detail from a mixed media piece by ML Tycer, “Kenny Loggins (Danger Zone)”

The Art of Photography at Boomerang

Boomerang will host “The Art of Photography: the Critical Eye,” a stunning exhibit of work by photographers from Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz and Multnomah Counties, both amateur and professional. The exhibit will be on display through the month of January, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, during downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk. Both the upper and lower floor galleries will be filled with compelling and technically advanced photographs covering subjects ranging from landscapes to architecture to abstract imagery.

Photographers include Al Flory, Alejandra Krogh-Winkler, Daniel Wickwire, Diane Irby, Erika Bartlett, Jack Androvich, Joseph Bruzda, Kate Singh, Linda Freeland, Raymond J. Klein and Stephen Greenwood. The artists will be present at the reception—which includes live music and complimentary light refreshments—so you can meet them in person.

Boomerang, which calls itself a “Generosity Shop,” is different type of social business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

The Art of Photography at Boomerang

Boomerang will host “The Art of Photography: the Critical Eye,” a stunning exhibit of work by photographers from Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz and Multnomah Counties, both amateur and professional. The exhibit will be on display through the month of January, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, during downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk. Both the upper and lower floor galleries will be filled with compelling and technically advanced photographs covering subjects ranging from landscapes to architecture to abstract imagery.

Photographers include Al Flory, Alejandra Krogh-Winkler, Daniel Wickwire, Diane Irby, Erika Bartlett, Jack Androvich, Joseph Bruzda, Kate Singh, Linda Freeland, Raymond J. Klein and Stephen Greenwood. The artists will be present at the reception—which includes live music and complimentary light refreshments—so you can meet them in person.

Boomerang, which calls itself a “Generosity Shop,” is different type of social business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Above image: detail from “Dougan Vortex,” a 2016 photograph by Stephen Greenwood. See more amazing images at www.stephengreenwoodphotography.com.

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Boomerang

Bring the kids to Boomerang on Friday, Dec. 23, for a free showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas. There will be complimentary cookies and popcorn, a family sing-along with favorite Christmas carols, and a tree decorating contest. The kids can hang out in Boomerang’s real, honest-to-goodness treehouse, while the adults sip a hand-crafted espresso drink or browse around the store looking for last-minute gifts (check out Boomerang’s massive art display, with all original artworks priced at just $100). There’s plenty to see in the store, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books.

Boomerang, which calls itself a “Generosity Shop,” is different type of social business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Art Is a Gift at Boomerang

Boomerang Fine Arts—the gallery section of downtown Vancouver’s popular coffee shop, hang-out, and secondhand home furnishings store—will host a special holiday exhibit through the end of this month:  Art is a Gift. Every piece of art in this show is $100. Visit both the upper and lower floor galleries to see nearly 150 original artworks, paintings, and pottery by local artists.

From 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Dec. 2, the public is invited to a special reception with live music and complimentary light refreshments (free house coffee and small sweet treats), plus a chance to meet the artists themselves. For more information, contact Tom Relth at 360-561-4245 or
art@generosityreturns.com.

Boomerang is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Proceeds from everything sold in the store go straight to local charities and community projects.

Above image: detail from “Red Shed,” watercolor by Judith Howard, which you can see (and buy!) at the Art Is a Gift Show.

Art Is a Gift at Boomerang

Boomerang Fine Arts—the gallery section of downtown Vancouver’s popular coffee shop, hang-out, and secondhand home furnishings store—will host a special holiday exhibit through the end of this month:  Art is a Gift. Every piece of art in this show is $100. Visit both the upper and lower floor galleries to see nearly 150 original artworks, paintings, and pottery by local artists.

From 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Dec. 2, the public is invited to a special reception with live music and complimentary light refreshments (free house coffee and small sweet treats), plus a chance to meet the artists themselves. For more information, contact Tom Relth at 360-561-4245 or
art@generosityreturns.com.

Boomerang is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Proceeds from everything sold in the store go straight to local charities and community projects.

Above image: detail from “Red Shed,” watercolor by Judith Howard, which you can see (and buy!) at the Art Is a Gift Show.

Tom Relth, First Friday at Boomerang

Boomerang—the downtown Vancouver hang-out popular with locals and families, a clever combination of coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the recent works of local artist Tom Relth. Beginning First Friday, Nov. 4, visitors to Boomerang’s upper and lower floor galleries can view 70 artworks by Relth, known for his collage work as well as his very large format landscapes and abstract paintings. You can also meet the artist himself during the First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments, including free house coffee. Relth’s “Recent Paintings” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 16.

First Friday is also the perfect time to get a sneak preview of works by all the artists on the upcoming Clark County Open Studios Tour, Nov. 12 & 13. Relth is one of 50 artists to be featured on the free, self-guided tour, in which artists all over Clark County are opening up their studios to the public so that art lovers can meet the artists, learn more about their inspiration and process, and buy art directly from the artists. From Boomerang, it’s just a quick walk over to the Open Studios reception at the Esther Short Building, 610 Esther St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information about the tour, visit http://ccopenstudios.org/.

Tom Relth at Boomerang

Boomerang—the downtown Vancouver hang-out popular with locals and families, a clever combination of coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the recent works of local artist Tom Relth. Beginning First Friday, Nov. 4, visitors to Boomerang’s upper and lower floor galleries can view 70 artworks by Relth, known for his collage work as well as his very large format landscapes and abstract paintings. You can also meet the artist himself during the First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments, including free house coffee. Relth’s “Recent Paintings” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 16.

First Friday is also the perfect time to get a sneak preview of works by all the artists on the upcoming Clark County Open Studios Tour, Nov. 12 & 13. Relth is one of 50 artists to be featured on the free, self-guided tour, in which artists all over Clark County are opening up their studios to the public so that art lovers can meet the artists, learn more about their inspiration and process, and buy art directly from the artists. From Boomerang, it’s just a quick walk over to the Open Studios reception at the Esther Short Building, 610 Esther St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information about the tour, visit http://ccopenstudios.org/.

Above image: detail from “Grist Mill Pooling” by Tom Relth, pigment on canvas, 40 x 63 in.

Krieger-McGhee, Lynne Bowden & Watercolor Society at Boomerang

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the works of Kara . Beginning First Friday, Oct. 7, visitors to Boomerang can see dozens of watercolor works…or purchase one, as all the paintings will be for sale. You can also meet the artists during the opening night reception on Oct. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments. All works will be on display through October.

Battle Ground resident Krieger-McGhee is a realist landscape painter and known for her larger-format canvases and murals. Her newest collection, “In a Different Light” is a radical departure: a series of 365 poignant, personal, postcard-sized works that illuminate the artist’s responses to and commentary on daily devotionals of 19th century writer Oswald Chambers. Additionally, Krieger-McGhee will exhibit a number of her Bird Series: Q is for Quail along with representative plein air works.

Vancouver artist Lynne Bowden will show her “Wax Infusion” mixed media encaustic paintings. Encaustic is an ancient technique of combining layers of molten beeswax, tree resin and color pigment, Bowden has developed a style all her own.  She explores her fascination with other cultures by combining Old World technique—such as batik on silk, textiles or paper—and incorporating these into her wax paintings. Bowden exhibits in galleries in New York, Ohio, Florida, Philadelphia, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

On the same evening, Boomerang Fine Arts will also host members of Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Boomerang has remodeled the basement walls to accommodate the nearly 100 watercolor works of this notable group. Members will display their works along the new 150 foot-long “community arts-wall.” Formed in 1979 in Vancouver, the SWWS offers encouragement and support to artists working in watercolor and other water-media through community demonstrations, workshops and critiques.

Local Artists, Watercolor Society at Boomerang

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the works of Kara Krieger-McGhee, Lynne Bowden and members of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Beginning First Friday, Oct. 7, visitors to Boomerang can see dozens of watercolor works…or purchase one, as all the paintings will be for sale. You can also meet the artists during the opening night reception on Oct. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music by Firelily from 7 to 9 p.m. and light refreshments including free house coffee. All works will be on display through October.

Battle Ground resident Krieger-McGhee is a realist landscape painter and known for her larger-format canvases and murals. Her newest collection, “Responses” is a radical departure: a series of 365 poignant, personal, postcard-sized works that illuminate the artist’s responses to and commentary on daily devotionals of 19th century writer Oswald Chambers. Additionally, Krieger-McGhee will exhibit a number of her Bird Series: Q is for Quail along with representative plein air works.

Vancouver artist Lynne Bowden will show her “Waxing Poetic” mixed media encaustic paintings. Encaustic is an ancient technique of combining layers of molten beeswax, tree resin and color pigment, Bowden has developed a style all her own.  She explores her fascination with other cultures by combining Old World technique—such as batik on silk, textiles or paper—and incorporating these into her wax paintings. Bowden exhibits in galleries in New York, Ohio, Florida, Philadelphia, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

On the same evening, Boomerang Fine Arts will also host members of Southwest Washington Watercolor Society for its fall show. Boomerang has remodeled the basement walls to accommodate the nearly 100 watercolor works of this notable group. Members will display their works along the new 150 foot-long “community arts-wall.” Formed in 1979 in Vancouver, the SWWS offers encouragement and support to artists working in watercolor and other water-media through community demonstrations, workshops and critiques.

Above image: detail from painting by Kara Krieger-McGhee

 

First Friday at Boomerang: Art by John Wyckoff, April Van Dyke & Tom Relth

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the estate works of architect and artist John Dean Wyckoff. Wyckoff, a principal at LSW Architects who passed away in 2012, was nationally recognized as a designer of educational facilities. After he retired, he returned to his first passion—art. Beginning First Friday, Sept. 2, visitors to Boomerang can see a dozen of his works on the main floor, as well as over 20 newly discovered works in various states of near-completion. There will be an opening night reception on Sept. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments. Giclée prints of Wyckoff’s works will be available to purchase via special order during the evening and throughout the month. Proceeds from the sale of prints will support Boomerang’s free community children’s programs in its “Treehouse.” To learn more, visit http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-wyckoff.html.

Additionally, Ryderwood painter and musician April Van Dyke will exhibit her watercolor and gouache paintings. Van Dyke comes from a background of Native American and ancient textile arts, with a dash of flute performance, literary arts, and living history production and performance (we don’t know what that is, but it sounds awfully interesting). Van Dyke and her husband, Paul, are both accomplished musicians; Paul is a keyboard artist. The couple will perform flute-and-keyboard music during the reception on Sept. 2.

Boomerang will also host an exhibit of original works by collage artist and painter Tom Relth, who serves as Boomerang’s fine art curator. Paintings and drawings range from eight by eight inches to massive five-panel works that are approximately 13 feet by four feet. All are available for sale. For more information, call 360-561-4245 or email art@generosityreturns.com.

Art by Wyckoff, Van Dyke at Boomerang

Boomerang—the popular downtown Vancouver coffee shop and showcase for gently used home furnishings and décor—will exhibit the estate works of architect and artist John Dean Wyckoff. Wyckoff, a principal at LSW Architects who passed away in 2012, was nationally recognized as a designer of educational facilities. After he retired, he returned to his first passion—art. Beginning First Friday, Sept. 2, visitors to Boomerang can see a dozen of his works on the main floor, as well as over 20 newly discovered works in various states of near-completion. There will be an opening night reception on Sept. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and light refreshments. Giclée prints of Wyckoff’s works will be available to purchase via special order during the evening and throughout the month. Proceeds from the sale of prints will support Boomerang’s free community children’s programs in its “Treehouse.” To learn more, visit http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-wyckoff.html.

Additionally, Ryderwood painter and musician April Van Dyke will exhibit her watercolor and gouache paintings. Van Dyke comes from a background of Native American and ancient textile arts, with a dash of flute performance, literary arts, and living history production and performance (we don’t know what that is, but it sounds awfully interesting). Van Dyke and her husband, Paul, are both accomplished musicians; Paul is a keyboard artist. The couple will perform flute-and-keyboard music during the reception on Sept. 2.

Boomerang will also host an exhibit of original works by collage artist and painter Tom Relth, who serves as Boomerang’s fine art curator. Paintings and drawings range from eight by eight inches to massive five-panel works that are approximately 13 feet by four feet. All are available for sale. For more information, call 360-561-4245 or email art@generosityreturns.com.

Above image: detail from painting by John Wyckoff

Chalk the Walks 2016

The Joy Team is painting the town red—and blue, and green, and pink, and purple, and violet, and indigo, and yellow—during Chalk the Walks 2016, happening all day long on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Get out there with your jumbo box of sidewalk chalk and decorate your neighborhood with beautiful pictures and positive messages…doodle up some rainbows, hearts, unicorns, trees, flowers, kitty-cats and happy faces or whatever tickles your fancy.

To celebrate the day, Vancouver’s Luxe Realty will be handing out chalk in front of Boomerang and Main Event Sports Grill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. “Luxe Cares”—the community outreach part of Luxe Realty—supports The Joy Team as they spread worldwide joy, optimism and inspiration through their Chalk the Walks event.

Chalk the Walks is an annual global event spearheaded locally by The Joy Team, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration. To learn more or to find out how to join The Joy Team, visit thejoyteam.org or check them out on Facebook.

Chalk the Walks

The Joy Team is painting the town red—and blue, and green, and pink, and purple, and violet, and indigo, and yellow—during Chalk the Walks 2016, happening all day long on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Get out there with your jumbo box of sidewalk chalk and decorate your neighborhood with beautiful pictures and positive messages…doodle up some rainbows, hearts, unicorns, trees, flowers, kitty-cats and happy faces or whatever tickles your fancy.

To celebrate the day, Vancouver’s Luxe Realty will be handing out chalk in front of Boomerang and Main Event Sports Grill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. “Luxe Cares”—the community outreach part of Luxe Realty—supports The Joy Team as they spread worldwide joy, optimism and inspiration through their Chalk the Walks event.

Chalk the Walks is an annual global event spearheaded locally by The Joy Team, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration. To learn more or to find out how to join The Joy Team, visit thejoyteam.org or check them out on Facebook.