With 17,000 participants in the peak summer months, Friends of Last Thursday is focused on addressing the issues involved with sustaining this event in a people-powered approach. This group has saved LT from a painful death, the result of politics, collapse, self implosion and or backlash from one of many angles. FoLT will now hold a permit for LT and are geared to steer the event back towards supporting artists and performers and providing the services to allow it to continue into the future. FoLT earns and scrounges funds and gathers the volunteers each month, providing security, education of the vendors about expectations, removal of trash and recycling, street closure and logistics.
FoLT is wanting to purchase a used box truck for our Street Operations Team. We will take that box trailer and retro-fit it to carry all of the barricades, street signs, and garbage/recycling bins and what they get filled with at the end of the night. FoLT will then lend out the trailer to other community groups at low cost, with the funds helping FoLT to become more financially sustainable. This box trailer will help us support a multicultural community’s economic engine, grassroots art, creative thinking, performance opportunities, personal expression, dreaming, et al. Your contribution may be tax deductible as our fiscal sponsor is the Non-Profit Association of Oregon.
Please see our campaign here.
Shoot, if you don’t have $ to give, please take a moment to pass this along to friends and help us get the word out!
You can also volunteer for a Last Thursday! Info@LastThursdayonAlberta.com
Each month runs just under $4000 to make the magic happen even with the donated time, cars, drivers and efforts.
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1st Annual Alberta Bar Crawl
April 25, Last Thursday
Between the hours of 6-10p.m. teams of four, distinguished by their team “dress code”, will travel down Alberta Street getting stamped at each of the ten participating bars where they are offered cheap drink specials and enjoy live music, entertainment and prizes.
At the end of the event, teams will turn in a full punch card and receive a Last Thursday pint glass.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
Money raised will help FoLT pay for services (trash, security, toilets, etc.) during the peak summer months of Last Thursday.
Sign up early at the Black Cat Cafe, 1203 NE Alberta or Al Forno Ferruzza, 2738 NE Alberta.
The Hilt, 1934 NE Alberta
April Last Thursday
Alberta Bar Crawl
May Last Thursday
1st Street Closure by FoLT