murals

Artists hope for grant to create Major Taylor mural in North Portland

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Mock-up of proposed Major Taylor mural on N. Shaver between Williams and Vancouver.

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Company seeks artist for bike-themed mural

Avatar by on March 28th, 2011 at 9:58 am

Northwest Portland based parts distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is looking for someone to paint a bike-themed mural on the side of their warehouse. Company staffer Ashley Brewer contacted us recently to share that they want to spruce up their “big ugly gray” headquarters building at NW 21st and Vaughn.

Here’s more from Ashley:
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CCC’s damaged mural good as new

Avatar by on September 25th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Repairs to the mural on the west side of the Community Cycling Center (NE Alberta and 17th) have been completed.

Back in December, a pickup truck accidentally backed into the mural on the wall, damaging the painting as well as the CCC’s offices on the other side (which have also been repaired).[Read more…]

CCC mural completed, celebration planned

Avatar by on September 7th, 2006 at 8:31 am

visit to Community Cycling Center

[Detail of new mural]

The Community Cycling Center (CCC) has just announced that the beautiful new mural painted on the side of their retail store on NE Alberta Street is finished! In honor of everyone that made it happen, the CCC plans to hold a party and celebration on Sunday, September 10th from 3-6PM.

The whimsical and vibrant mural was created by local artist Robin Corbo and made possible by a $15,000 grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). Corbo has worked since July with her crew of volunteers to complete the 1,100 square foot painting. Here’s more from the CCC press release:
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Auto Clinic celebrates Share the Road mural

Avatar by on July 27th, 2006 at 4:06 pm

Share the Road Mural dedication

[Mural designer Sara Stout with
Hawthorne Auto Clinic owners
Liz Dally and Jim Houser.]

I love that headline.

Imagine…an auto clinic that believes so strongly in the health and safety of our streets that they put a mural full of pedestrians and cyclists on the wall of their parking lot.

At the dedication party last night there was live music, free food, a strong community vibe, and off course a fantastic and inspiring new mural.
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Work starts on Share the Road mural

Avatar by on July 10th, 2006 at 5:11 am

[After first day of painting.]
Photo by Sara Stout

After months of gathering community feedback (which included a mural tour by bike), and jumping through a few hoops for the permit, paint is finally flowing on the new Share the Road mural. This new mural is being painted on the side of the Hawthorne Auto Clinic (4307 SE Hawthorne).
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CCC announces mural project, calls for volunteers

Avatar by on June 27th, 2006 at 7:55 am

[Mural detail. Photo Carye Bye]

The Community Cycling Center (CCC) in Northeast Portland has announced a mural project.

According to the CCC’s Alison Hill the mural will be painted on the west facing wall at 1700 NE Alberta Street and will depict a children’s pedal-powered costume parade. A local artist, with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, is set to complete the painting by the end of August.

They’re looking for volunteers to help complete the project. If you’d like to help here are the details:
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Preliminary Share the Road mural design unveiled

Avatar by on May 15th, 2006 at 7:09 am

As I reported back in March, a group of community activists and artists are working on a new “Share the Road” mural that will soon adorn the side of Hawthorne Auto Clinic (4307 SE Hawthorne) in Southeast Portland.
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New share the road mural for southeast Portland

Avatar by on March 6th, 2006 at 9:43 am

There’s a new “Share the Road” mural coming to southeast Portland. Volunteers working as part of a Community Action Project with the Northwest Service Academy have earned a grant through the Community Cycling Center to paint the mural on the wall of the Hawthorne Auto Clinic at 4307 SE Hawthorne Blvd. According to project directors Sheri Earnshaw and Drew Englehorn, the “main theme will be Share the Road, with images of automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians and mass transit with riders/ drivers showing awareness of each other.”

A truly public project, there will be a series of meetings with community groups to gather ideas on the final imagery. The entire project will take about 3-4 weeks and organizers hope to be working on it during Pedalpalooza in June.