Stage hands

A scene from Jon Else’s 2000 stage hand documentary, “Sing Faster.”

The Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre & Youth Art Center will hold a moving sale this weekend in the parking lot of the Olalla Center in Toledo.

Running from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, the sale will help the nonprofit group prepare for its upcoming move out of the Olalla Center and into some of its storage warehouses.

Items up for grabs will include furniture, artwork, surplus art supplies, home decor and display materials. Funds will be used to support family and youth programs all over the Central Oregon Coast as well as statewide programming.

Supporters coming to the sale are encouraged to wear masks. Protective gloves will be supplied. All items have been cleaned and sterilized. Items will also be sold to benefit the Olalla Center including children’s books, toys, and games. The Olalla Center is located at 321 SE 3rd Street.

While all Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre performance programs have been put on hiatus, the charity is still moving forward with several fine-art programs and workshops. These include the restoration of three public art projects in Lincoln County: “The Centennial Celebration Mural” next to Toledo City hall; the mosaic planters on A street and Highway 20; and “Mama,” a sculpture for the children at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Artistic Director Larry Adrian will be on hand at the sale to accept signups from people of all ages interested in working on the projects.

“This is a great opportunity for high school and college age artists to build up their resume, and be able to list public works of art on their portfolio,” he said, “which often can mean scholarship opportunities and financial aid support for future educational training.

The Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre & Youth Art Center has completed more than 100 public works of art all over the Western US. Its most recent project was “Ambassadors of Joy,” restored for Newport’s Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital in March before the COVID-19 restrictions went into place.

Artwork can be done by appointment, with either individual artists or family groups who want to work by themselves with limited public exposure. Materials and supplies will be supplied by the charity.

The charity is also raising funds to support local schools and libraries with art supplies for the fall of 2020. To support the fund-raiser, make a donation or volunteer, contact Larry Adrian at 503-801-0603 or oregoncoastchildrenstheatre@gmail.com.

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