July 27, 2015
Portland is getting more incredible art murals!
The Regional Arts & Culture Council’s (RACC) board of directors has approved funding for two new Public Art Mural projects that showcase Portland’s diversity and unique character.
One is a seven-mural project in partnership with Forest for the Trees Northwest. The local non-profit brings 30 local and international artists to Portland for one week in August. The artists work together and paint incredible murals around the city. The goal of the project is to celebrate Portland’s evolving diverse identity through colorful, eclectic paintings.
The other project is a giant mural with the Wattles Boys & Girls Club in the Lents neighborhood. It will be 90 ft. by 25 ft. on the Club’s east-facing wall. The mural is a neighborhood collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), and gang-affected youth from Latino Network and Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. The mural symbolizes the strength and interdependence of the Lents community.
The Public Art Murals Program is funded and administered by RACC. Check out RACC’s website to learn more.
Olivia Olivia in the Portland Observer
Photo courtesy of RACC.