Join us for the best dang party around!

Please join us at Shangri-La Farm in Camas for a country style fund-raising event to benefit Artstra. Enjoy a fabulous western BBQ Cowboy Dinner and homemade pie! Wear your cowboy attire and try your luck at a game of chicken poop bingo!

We’ve rented the airport parking lot. (ADA parking only at the farm, 26300 NE Third St., Camas.) From the airport, follow the meandering trail 1/4 mile through the woods to Shangri-La Farm or take the free shuttle service to the farm. Park at Grove Field in Fern Prairie, 632 NE 267th Ave., Camas, WA 98607.

Suggested minimum donation: $50 per adult. Kids are free! Your donation is tax deductible. All proceeds will benefit Artstra programs in our community.

Vancouver’s own Fadin’ by 9
Our FUNdraiser will be accompanied by bluegrass-rock-folk fusion band Fadin’ by 9. What happens when you bring together a bass-playing attorney, guitar-strumming bilingual reading specialist, fire-on-the-fiddle volcanologist, and a banjo-picking elementary school principal? Join the Hootenanny and find out for yourself. Or listen to a sample from their latest CD.

Thanks to artist, master gardener, beekeeper, and (as she calls herself) “recovering politician,” Liz Pike, we’ll be treated to a delicious BBQ Cowboy Dinner, along with her famous homemade pies. Liz is the owner of Shangri-La Farm and a participant in Artstra’s Clark County Open Studios Tour. Her amazing generosity and positive spirit have made this Hootenanny for the Arts possible. Craft ale from Northwest Passage (Clark Kolsch) provided by Shangri-La Aviation, wine generously provided by Pomeroy Cellars plus dinner are all covered with your registration.

How our game of Chicken Poop Bingo works
There are 24 squares on the bingo board and we’ll have at least two bingo games. Game 1 tickets are $10 and Game 2 tickets are $20. You will have the opportunity to buy tickets when you register online, or you may buy them at the farm. Half the cash collected for each game goes to the holder of the winning ticket and the other half goes to Artstra. This is a super fun game that can get pretty wild, so be prepared with extra $10 bills and/or your credit card to make sure we fill up the pot and support the arts!

For more info
Please email or call Jean at (360) 823-9101

Many, many heartfelt thanks to Liz Pike for all of her contributions to Artstra and for generously inviting us to be the beneficiary of her 9th Annual Shangri-La Farm Hootenanny fundraiser. Thanks also to Art Farm, Shangri-La Aviation (Liz’s husband Neil Cahoon’s business), Pomeroy Cellars, Fadin’ by 9, and everyone who made this event possible.

Where your dollars go

Your donation supports our continuing arts advocacy work and our programs, including the Clark County Open Studios Tour, Poetry Moves, and Creative Relief Clark County. The arts are a vital foundation for an economically thriving community. We celebrate the vision and creativity of not just artists in all disciplines — but all people. Art is inclusive and connects all of us on a local, national, and global level. We believe art matters greatly to the human spirit. It is a need that when met enhances our quality of life. Our all-volunteer organization works toward building greater art awareness, rewarding creative excellence, and expanding arts accessibility in Southwest Washington.

A vision for the future
Since our founding and through our two Arts and Culture Summit events, we have consistently seen a growing need for an art center — a center that can offer studio facilities and classrooms with specialized equipment for a variety of art disciplines together with exhibit space and a mix of both live-work and market rate residential units. With the right public/private partnerships, such an art center is economically feasible and can be the catalyst that moves our community toward becoming a vibrant arts hub. But powerful community support and persuasive advocacy from organizations like ours will be essential.

Our programs
Artstra’s programs include our annual Clark County Open Studios tour and Poetry Moves, a collaborative effort that features the words of local poets on C-Tran buses. Another of our programs, Creative Relief Clark County, works to ensure that art reaches into the lives of those most in need. Creative Relief provides art supplies for homeless children and families in need at shelters, school district resource rooms, and other facilities throughout the community. All of these programs are demonstrating the power of art in our lives — to heal us, connect us, transform us, and to fuel the economy.


Shangri-La Farm, Fern Prairie, Washington

Fadin by 9

Music provided by Fadin’ by 9 bluegrass band. Left to right: Joe Lapidus, Dave Irwin, Ben Shafton, and Seth Moran.

On the menu at the Hootenanny for the Arts!

And just what is chicken poop bingo, you may ask? Here is a bit of background on, ahem, chicken sh*t bingo and it’s Austin origins. Pictured above: Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, Texas. CC image courtesy keeping it real on Flickr.

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