Celebrate Founder’s Day at Saturday Market
May 12 • 11:00 am - 3:30 pm• Free
What would Eugene be without Saturday Market? It’d probably be just another quirky college town without a catchall place to listen to music, get paintings of dogs and eat good food. Saturday Market will celebrate its 49th anniversary and Founder’s Day, a commemoration of Lotte Streisinger and her vision to bring a marketplace much like the one she experienced while travelling in Peru to Eugene. Since then, Saturday Market has been the place to be. Streisinger was an accomplished potter, writer, painter and leader in the Eugene art community. Founder’s Day will celebrate her through a dedicated display that will showcase her work. Of course, this is just the beginning of celebrating the Saturday Market. For next year’s Gold Anniversary, officials say the market will have more events to celebrate its 50th birthday. In addition to celebrating Founder’s Day this year, Saturday Market will also have its annual Mother’s Day Giveaway on the stage (let this be a reminder that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13). Artists will donate their work to honor mothers everywhere. Saturday Market will raffle it all in a giveaway and prizes will include jewelry, pottery and body care products. Entering the raffle is easy. Just put your name into the entry box at the stage and winning names will be called every hour from 11 am to 3:30 pm.
So, head to Saturday Market, celebrate its 49th anniversary and pick something up for Mother’s Day from 10 am-5 pm Saturday, May 12 downtown at 8th Avenue and Oak Street. FREE. — Henry Houston