14th ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival August 23-25
Wrap up summer in Albany August 23-25, 2013, at the community's signature event, the ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival
at Timber-Linn Memorial Park and Albany Municipal Airport. This
is the free Festival's 14th year, continuing its most popular events and
changing up a few:
- More than 75 Northwest artists display and sell their
wares. Art includes pottery, jewelry, metalwork, wood craft,
paintings, fused glass, toys, and photography.
- Local artists will demonstrate their skills in their chosen media.
- Hot-air balloons launch at dawn each morning sponsored by AmeriGas of Albany/Salem. Rides are available for a fee. Contact the Albany Visitors Association at 541-928-0911.
- The panda balloon returns this year, sponsored by ATI.
- The hot-air balloon Night Glow happens Friday night with music by The Coats on the Festival Stage.
- Tethered rides are available Saturday morning, weather permitting.
music performances, featuring professional and amateur talent from the
mid-Willamette Valley, are scheduled on the Festival Stage Friday and
Saturday, sponsored by Oregon Freeze Dry.
crafts, live demonstrations, active play, and the Reptile Man mobile
unit, everyone in the family will find something to do in the locally
owned Red Robin Family Zone.
plays on the Oregon Amphitheater stage on Saturday. Fireworks
over Timber Linn Lake follow the concert. Admission is free, and
all who attend will be issued a nontransferable wristband.
Festival's Art of Cars show will feature Studebakers, Corvairs,
Corvettes, orphan cars, and an open class on Saturday near the Festival
Stage, presented by Lassen Toyota, Northwest Toyota Dealers, Toyota
Moving Forward, and Let's Go Places.
Young Eagles airplane flights for kids ages 8-17 are part of activities
at Albany Municipal Airport and are sponsored by Remax Integrity-Doug
Hall and Team Pendley. More than 200 kids took these flights in 2012.
Oregon Pilots Association annual conference coincides with the Festival
with sessions for pilots and the public at the Linn Fair & Expo
- Northwest wines and
microbrews and international foods are available all three days.
Gilgamesh Brewing will host a beer garden in the main Festival venue
and, on Saturday during the Foreigner concert, in the Amphitheater.
- Dry camping is available for RVs and tents. Call 541-928-0911 to reserve your spot
- Parking is $5 on Friday and Saturday and free on Sunday.
- More than 50,000 attended the 2012 Northwest Art & Air Festival.
The ATI Northwest
Art & Air Festival is presented by Albany Parks & Recreation and
the Albany Visitors Association. ATI is the title sponsor for the
Wristbands provide entry to Foreigner concert
attends the August 24 Foreigner concert at the Northwest Art & Air
Festival will receive a nontransferable wristband when entering the
Oregon Amphitheater for the event. The wristbands are being issued
in an effort to control to manage size of the crowd for crowd safety
and to ensure emergency access.
Albany Parks &
Recreation will release a limited number of free wristband vouchers for
the Foreigner concert - one per person - at the Albany Fred Meyer store
beginning August 7, 2013. Advance vouchers can be exchanged for a
wristband at the Information Booth in Timber-Linn Memorial Park between
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. August 24. Each person with a voucher
must present it to receive a nontransferable wristband. Vouchers
cannot be exchanged after 12:30 p.m.; voucher holders who arrive after
12:30 p.m. must join the general admission line.
don't get advance vouchers can still obtain a wristband to attend the
concert for free. Amphitheater gates open at 2 p.m. for general
admission. Wristbands will be placed on all persons entering the
venue and will be required to enter or exit the Amphitheater. Once
the Amphitheater has reached capacity, individuals can listen to the
concert from other areas in the park.
With or without advance vouchers, the concert is free. Donations are encouraged to offset the cost of the event.
Alcohol cannot be
brought into the venue. All coolers and bags may be inspected.
Alcohol will be available for sale inside the venue and monitored
in compliance with Oregon Liquor Control Commission regulations.
Food will be available for purchase on site.
Call 541-917-7777 for more information.
National Night Out against Crime August 6
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, over 30 neighborhoods throughout Albany will
join thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th annual National
Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night
Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and
cosponsored locally by the Albany Police Department and Target, will
involve over 35 million people from all 50 states in America's Night Out
National Night Out
is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate
support for and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen
neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a
message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and
Visit with your
neighbors on August 6 to promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood
unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of
police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in the effort to
build a safer nation.
Student art on City Budget cover
at Calapooia, North Albany, and Memorial Middle Schools competed this
spring in "This is MY Albany," a contest to have their art featured on
the cover of the City of Albany's 2013-14 adopted budget document.
64 pieces of art for the contest. First-place winners from each
school will be on the budget cover, with the other pieces featured
throughout the document, replacing the City logo which was used to mark
otherwise blank pages in previous budgets.
The art was judged
by Mayor Sharon Konopa, Budget Committee Chair Susan Folden, and City
Manager Wes Hare. City employees also viewed the art and chose
favorites in three categories (photographs, drawings, and tin foil) for
an Employees' Choice award. All winners were recognized at the May
15, 2013, Budget Committee meeting.
Copies of the
budget document are available for review at Albany City Hall, 333
Broadalbin Street SW; Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE; and
the downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry Street SW.
The winners are:
Calapooia Middle School, taught by Cindy Etherton
1st - Kryslynn Schill
2nd - Jordyn Applegate
3rd - Abby Slanga
Employees' Choice - Lliyah Salsman
North Albany Middle School, taught by Laurie Cox
1st - Rylie Ball
2nd - Wyatt Walls
3rd - Riley Lamont
Employees' Choice - Wyatt Walls
Memorial Middle School, taught by Erin Wallace
1st - Megan Tarpenning
2nd - Abbie Egan
3rd - Jake Dempsey and Amy Lopez
Employees' Choice- Kate Kratka
Down by the Riverside Cleanup September 28
The City of Albany
is coordinating "Down by the Riverside," the semiannual cleanup of
Albany-area rivers and creeks, on Saturday, September 28, 2013. It
is a perfect opportunity for families and community members to take
action and help clean up the community.
in volunteering should meet at Bowman Park, 300 Geary Street NE, at 9:00
a.m. After collecting trash or removing invasive ivy at various
sites around Albany, volunteers will return to the park at noon for a
pizza lunch to celebrate their hard work.
should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Those who want
to wade in small creeks to pick up trash and debris should bring rubber
boots or waders. All other supplies and instructions will be
provided by the City.
Groups with more
than five people must preregister by Wednesday, September 25.
Individuals and small families do not need to call in advance.
Children younger than high school must be accompanied by a participating
adult. All participants must sign a waiver, and those under 18
must have a parent or guardian's signature.
Albany's event is
part of a statewide cleanup day sponsored by SOLVE, a nonprofit group
dedicated to preserving Oregon's natural resources. SOLVE
facilitates volunteering and education opportunities though various
beach, river, and other environmental maintenance projects by bringing
together individuals, business groups, and service and conservation
For more information or to preregister, contact Heather Slocum at 541-791-0058, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Indian children receive City event shirts
Deep discounted prices on T-shirts from past Albany Parks &
Recreation events sparked donations to help out children in southern
India this summer.
Recreation staff wanted to clear closets and shelves of merchandise from
past events and offered them to the public at garage sale prices -$2
for River Rhythms and Northwest Art & Air Festival T-shirts, for
example. Bob Woods, Management Systems Director for the City,
challenged coworkers to buy shirts to donate to Apple of His Eye
Charity, founded by City employee Gina Burrese's sister to help widows
and orphans in developing nations. Burrese spent several weeks in
Rwanda in 2012 with the charity.
another team from the charity took more that 50 City event shirts to two
orphanages in Andhra Pradesh, India. Burrese reports that the
shirts were given to youth who, for the most part, have no possessions
of their own; now they have a little bit of Albany. The smile
speaks for itself.