Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Labor Day Eat-In: Picnicking as Art and Advocacy

Slow Food Portland and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) have teamed up to organize a huge communal meal on the lawn of what was once Washington High School this Labor Day, September 7th. It’s a free Time Based Art (TBA:09) event called Planted: A Labor Day Picnic with Slow Food Portland. And everyone’s invited.

So what’s an eat-in? You show up with a meal you prepared with locally grown ingredients to share (plus a lawnchair or blanket or something to sit on). Then you eat! It’s pretty simple. Wood-fired flat bread provided by Tastebud. Attending the eat-in is a great way to lend your support to Slow Food’s Time For Lunch campaign to bring healthier food to the nation’s public school children.

Check out the un-games (cooperative fun with artist Wayne Bund) and the Bread Friend Map while you’re there.

Not only will you enjoy high quality food and entertainment, but you’ll be in good company. Over 250 eat-ins have been scheduled by Slow Food organizers around the country. So go share some food, have some artsy fun, and make a statement this Labor Day.

Location: Washington High School, 531 SE 14th Ave

Hours: 12:30 pm to 4 pm

Written by betsy, Filed Under Art, Outdoors, Upcoming