Portland, January 22nd, 2014. The Picnic House Restaurant hosted an appreciation party for the nonprofit Young Audiences. The celebration honored supporters, partners, artists and community members. Young Audiences Artists kept the crowd entertained. Gerardo Calderon entertained the crowd with beautiful Latin guitar compositions while Sarah Ferguson lead a hands-on art project for guests to take home.
Our mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.
Young Audiences of Oregon was founded in 1958 as a local chapter of the nation’s largest arts-in-education organization. In 1989, the Portland-based organization merged with a smaller chapter in Vancouver to become Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. We have steadily grown in scope and programming, evolving from presenting only classical music performances in our early years to currently offering a full range of educational arts programming in multiple disciplines and cultures – the only arts organization in the region to do so.