Call for Artists: Upcycled Umbrella Holders

VDA is looking for 10 artists to create unique and user-friendly umbrella holders made from recycled/ salvaged materials. The holders will be distributed to Main Street businesses and hold bright yellow umbrellas that downtown visitors may borrow as they stroll the sidewalks on rainy days.

  • Deadline for submissions: 7/31/2017
  • Selections made and artists notified: 8/8/2017
  • Delivery – finished projects must be delivered to VDA office at 811 Main St, Vancouver, WA: 9/8/17
  • Umbrellas and holders delivered to businesses: 10/6/17
  • Project introduced at VDA’s October Open Quarterly Meeting: 10/12/17


  • Large enough to accommodate 10 umbrellas (6”circumference when folded up) and stand approximately 25” high
  • Holder must be made with mostly recycled materials
  • Weighted, sturdy bottom and able to stand upright on its own
  • Needs drainage
  • Must be easy to move, preferably affixed with handles
  • Incorporates VDA sign (a metal license plate style sign with 4 attachment points will be provided)


Stipend $125 all-inclusive of materials and tax


Vancouver’s Downtown Association /811 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660 / 360-258-1129 /

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