On May 29, 2014, the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter will host its second-annual Memories in the Making Art Show and Gala at the Portland Art Museum. This event highlights Memories in the Making®, an art program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and it honors the inspiring talent of the participating artists. Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available as guests enjoy — and have the opportunity to bid on — amazing artwork created by our Memories in the Making participants. The silent and live auctions will also feature a variety of prizes and exclusive experiences. This memorable event is not to be missed!
Purchase individual tickets for $75, or groups of 12 tickets for $750.
Memories in the Making® is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Previous art experience is not required. The program's creative process provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and non-verbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art. The Memories in the Making program is much more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity; it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic, and can stimulate the brains of persons with dementia. In this group, the creative process and the stories that evolve through it are as important and meaningful as the art work itself. The group is facilitated by professional artists and trained volunteers.