Dear Pickathon Community,
We know many of you have been awaiting word from us about whether Pickathon will happen in 2021. Thank you for your patience! We’ve been hard at work over the past months going over many different options for holding Pickathon at Pendarvis Farm this year, but unfortunately there’s no possible way to bring back Pickathon in 2021. As many of you know, the planning of Pickathon takes a full year (and then some!). We begin in October the year prior by hand-selecting and securing artists we love. Starting January, we dive into all other logistical aspects of the festival to create a fun, inspiring, and interactive environment. Due to the fact that COVID-based restrictions were lifted so late in the season for the state of Oregon, it is simply too late for us to do the work needed to put on the festival. Because Pickathon can’t return in 2021, we have a refund plan in place and we will be in contact with ticket holders.
We are looking now to 2022 for a triumphant Pickathon return to Pendarvis Farm and we’re working to make this happen. As Portland and the rest of the world starts to come back from the desolation of a global pandemic, we know that we need our communities and our arts more than ever, and we hope that everyone will let their local and state governments know how important the arts are to keeping our homes and communities vibrant. With so many in the arts community struggling during the pandemic, there is more work than ever to be done so that we can come back stronger than before. It’s so hard for all of us to have to skip another year of Pickathon, so be good to each other this year and let the spirit of Pickathon live in your hearts before we come together in person next year.
With love and gratitude,