Flower Basket Crowdfunding

Hard to believe that we are already planning our flower basket program for the spring and summer months here in La Grande! Each year, LGMSD purchases 30 hanging flower baskets, and hires local residents to water and maintain the plants throughout the season.
This program is in it’s 6th year, and is fully funded by private donations from La Grande businesses and residents. 
In order for the program to go on, we must raise $5000. This year we are trying a new platform to raise money for the program – crowdfunding! If everyone in the community supported the program through a small donation of $10, we can continue the program in year 6. If we can raise more funds, we can increase the number of baskets than we’ve ever had before! Please click the link below to take a look at our crowdfunding campaign, and help spread the word! 

EOBF Sponsorship Opportunities

We are currently recruiting Eastern Oregon Beer Festival sponsors for this year’s event! Click the link to see what kind of advertising you can receive from EOBF 2015: 2015 Sponsorship Letter

The festival this year will be a 2 day event on June 19th and 20th. Last year, we had approximately 1500 attendees, and sold out of our 600 tickets in the first few weeks. This year, we plan to sell 1200 tickets, and expect over 2000 attendees. We had attendees from all over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and as far as Nevada come to La Grande for this event. 

Please visit our website at www.eobeerfest.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/EOBeerFest for more information. 


Employment Opportunity

Flower Basket Waterer Needed!

La Grande Main Street is looking for one or more part-time workers to water and maintain downtown flower baskets from late-May and early September.  Approximately 2 hours each morning.  Must be 18 or older and have driver’s license and insurance.  Wage $9.50/hour.  No prior experience necessary, but knowledge of flowering plants and their care is a plus.  Application deadline is April 10, 2015. To apply, send name, contact information and summary of any relevant experience to kmboula@hotmail.com, or director@lagrandemainstreet.org.


Opportunity for community involvement

The La Grande Main Street Downtown (LGMSD) Façade Restoration Grant Program offers matching grants to commercial property owners who wish to restore and enhance the exteriors of their historic buildings.  Ours is one of the most active Main Street organizations in Oregon, with more than 60 projects, ranging from new awnings to total façade makeovers, completed since 2008.  We are currently looking for three community members to serve on a review panel for grant applications.  The panel will meet on an as-needed basis, with 10-12 applications anticipated in 2015.  Knowledge of historic architecture and/or history of La Grande is a plus, but anyone with an interest in restoration of our historic downtown is welcome to apply.   If you would like to volunteer, or have questions, please call 541.963.1223 or send an email to director@lagrandemainstreet.org.

Downtown Benefit Bake Sale

February 24th, 25th, and 26th at Red Cross Drug Store

Tom Tommy, a valued employee of Legacy Dodge is undergoing serious medical treatment for an infection in his foot and is unable to return to work at this time. His wife and him have 3 children ages 22, 18, and 13. Tom is making daily trips to the hospital for IV antibiotics as well as numerous trips to Boise to see a specialist. It is unknown at this time when Tom may be able to return to work, as the infection has spread to the bone. 

Let’s all work together to support this hard-working family through this crisis. 

Baked goods provided by employees of Legacy Dodge and Red Cross Drug Store.

bake sale

Call to Art Enthusiasts

Wanted:  Two art-loving community members to serve on the selection panel for LGMSD’s first public art installation!   The piece will occupy the empty space above the benches in the brick parking lot screen at Umpqua Bank.  A Request for Proposals has been distributed across northeastern Oregon, with a closing date of March 30, 2015 thus we would like to have our selection panel in place by March 1.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call 541.963.1223 or send an email to director@lagrandemainstreet.org.
PA Photo

RFP is out for downtown public art!

Call to artists! LGMSD is currently working to increase our arts visibility in downtown La Grande. Please review the following request for proposals, and pass on the word to any artists who may be interested!
  •  This opportunity is open to all artists living in Union, Umatilla,  Baker and Wallowa Counties.
  •  Proposals must be received by LGMSD by March 30, 2015
  •  Selected artist will be notified by May 15, 2015
LGMSD Umpqua Wall RFP
LGMSD Umpqua Wall plan view