Jul 142012

Solarize Salem and Solarize Mid-Valley

Time to capture free energy from the sun during the third year of Solarize Salem. And this year it will be even more pocketbook-friendly because we’re bringing you the lowest install price in the country, again. You can join the sixty homeowners that have installed more than 186 kW of solar pv over the past two years, now for the low price of $4.15 per watt installed. Unable to buy? Learn about the 20-year SunRun lease program that requires a one-time payment that you can take as a tax credit.

Our first workshop occurs 6:30, Tuesday, July 17 at Loucks Auditorium, where we’ll hear about the benefits renewable energy and solar water heating from Energy Trust’s Rob DelMar. You’ll also have a chance to meet our contractors form Benton Electric and Sunlight Solar, who will be offering their services in our expanded service area that includes Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Benton and Linn counties.

Pop Up art gallery hires our first employee

We’re excited to welcome Cristina Sanchez to Pop Up art gallery as Salem Creative Network’s first employee! She’ll be staffing the gallery in the Salem Center Mall Thursday-Sunday from noon to close, coordinating volunteers and generally adding a breath of fresh air to all of our programming. Stop by and say hi to Cristina next time you’re downtown.

In addition to the mall gallery and the storefront installations at 260 and 280 Liberty St., we’re adding locations outside of Salem in neighboring towns. It’s great to see other organizations realize the benefit of art in our community and using storefront installations to fill vacant property. Want your art seen by thousands? Complete the form at Pop Up Art World.

Cash Mob – Parade of Nations Pub Crawl

You can’t keep a good idea down. After 24 months of pub crawls dumping money downtown, we decided to spread the love to other businesses with a cash mob. Last month, we visited Downtown Market and Deli and gave the owner Tony hundreds of dollars worth of business. This month, we’ll choose another deserving downtown business to shower with $10 bills before our Parade of Nations pub crawl, in honor of the 2012 Olympics. wear your track suit and meet us at Pop Up art gallery, 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 27. Show your support of downtown and participate in the economic recovery.

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