RACC workshop will help artists understand Portland’s mural application process

PORTLAND, ORE – On October 12, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and the City of Portland will help artists and community members learn how to organize and navigate two different paths for creating murals in the City of Portland. The free workshop will be led by Peggy Kendellen, manager of RACC’s Public Art Murals Program, Jean Hester from the City’s Bureau of Development Services, and local artists Addie Boswell, Gage Hamilton, and Antwoine Thomas. 

There are two options for painting a mural on a wall in Portland: the City has an Original Art Mural Permit Program, which costs only $50, and RACC’s Public Art Murals Program, which is free, and approved projects may receive up to $10,000 in matching funds. The RACC process requires building owners to provide easements that allow the mural to be added to the city’s public art collection. The workshop is designed to help artists, property owners, business owners and community members understand the two options available for creating murals.

Participants will hear from artists Antwoine Thomas and Addie Boswell who (along with almost 100 community volunteers) created the community mural on SE 162nd & Stark. Also presenting will be Gage Hamilton, who, along with Hellion Gallery, organized the recent Forest For the Trees project using the City’s process to obtain permits for ten murals by 16 local and international artists.

The workshop is free but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To sign up, contact us at info@racc.org or call 503-823-5865.

Public Murals Application Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Place: Miracle Theater, 425 SE 6th Avenue in Portland