Classes and Events

Art Camp fills the Void. Swamp Thang fills the dance floor — for scholarships!

This month While Rome Burns welcomes the fabulous Swamp Thang to the Mississippi Pizza Pub stage along with opening act Root Cellar Duo. we’re raising funds to help support Grace Institute’s scholarship program for Grace Art Camp campers.

Sunday May 26,  5 – 7 PM
Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227 (
$10 — 100% goes to Grace Art Camp Scholarship Fund!
This event is family friendly!

Grace Institute’s signature program, Grace Art Camp, started in 1997,  serves over 1,300 children each year. Guided by the principles of Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Receptivity, and that all people are inherently creative, the Institute’s mission is to nurture the human spirit through the arts

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Grace Institute is committed to serving children and families from as many backgrounds and situations as possible.  Each year the Institute offers full and partial camp scholarships to families at 1 to 3.5 times the federal poverty level (or less). Increased efforts to partner with agencies such as Oregon Department of Human Services and Human Solutions have resulted in an increased need for scholarship funds. Last year, seven percent of campers attended camp on a full or partial award, and the need is even greater this year because we had to raise tuition to cover increasing operating costs.  Cost for one camper for one week of Grace Art Camp’s 23rd summer camp is $375.

Spaces are still available throughout the summer.  Check for openings HERE!