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News Release
Michaels and Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro to Unveil Newly-Refurbished "Make-Space" - 08/13/19

INTERVIEWS, B-ROLL & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES 

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WHO:

  • Michaels Representatives and Guests 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Staff 
  • State Representative Carla Piluso 
  • Youth from Blazers Boys & Girls Club 

WHAT:  Michaels is set to unveil a new creative and artistic “Michaels MAKE Space” at Blazers Boys & Girls Club with a formal ribbon cutting as part of Family Night activities, including snacks and art activity stations for youth and our community, on Wednesday, August 14 at 4-6pm.  This newly renovated space, which is an extension of Michaels three-year partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), will provide thousands of youth each year with the ability to explore their creative and artistic sides in an inclusive and encouraging artistic environment. 

On-site at the unveiling ceremony will be local Michaels team members, local Boys & Girls Clubs staff, youth, and families.

WHEN:               Wednesday, August 14 
                           4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

                           Ribbon cutting at 4:15pm 

                          4:20 – 4:45pm: Interviews & Video Opportunity: BGC staff, Rep. Piluso, Michaels Representative

WHERE:              
Blazers Boys & Girls Club 
5250 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Portland, OR 97211 

MORE:
Approximately 650 square feet, the Michaels MAKE Space is fully stocked with all of the arts and craft supplies needed to allow BGCA club youth unleash their inner artists and express themselves. The MAKE space features new cabinets and a pegboard to hang supplies, countertops, a large sink for washing up, renovated flooring, brand new furniture and art tables, and a bright new coat of paint. In addition, the new space will allow for BGCA staff to work closely with youth on both personal art projects designed to unlock creativity through the club’s ongoing art program, as well as community initiatives.

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