Public Art

River Miles I by James Lavadour (Oil on Paper)

The region’s public art enlivens urban and rural landscapes and promotes dialogue among people of all ages and backgrounds. Through a variety of public-private partnerships, RACC helps acquire and maintain community-owned artworks in public places. A Public Art Advisory Committee oversees RACC’s public art program, which is among the oldest and most highly regarded public art programs in the country.

Request for Qualifications: Albina Library Sculpture Series

Rendering of the art site, exterior southeast view, facing NE Russell Street  If you would prefer these materials in another language please contact the RACC project team for translation services. Interpretation services are available, please email info@racc.org. Servicio de interpretación disponible Предоставляются услуги переводчика Có dịch vụ thông 提供口译服务 Important Dates November 20, 2023 – […]

Request for Qualifications – PDX Terminal Redevelopment Public Art Project – International Arrivals

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (“RACC”) and the Port of Portland (“Port”) in Portland, Oregon, are inviting artists to submit their qualifications for the design and installation of a permanent public art display that will be a part of the Portland International Airport’s (PDX) terminal redevelopment project. The Port of Portland has contracted with […]

Supporting RACC & Contacting Portland City Council

The recent announcement by City of Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan to discontinue its 28-year contract with the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has ignited a passionate response within the creative community. RACC, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been a steadfast advocate for artists and creatives in the tri-county region, ensuring equitable access to funding, resources, […]

OPB’s Think Out Loud captures RACC response to City Defunding Announcement

Uniting in Support of RACC: Advocating for Artistic Equity in Portland The recent announcement by City of Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan to discontinue its 28-year contract with the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has sparked concern and uncertainty within the creative community. RACC, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been a steadfast advocate for artists and […]

Committed to serving our Arts and Culture Community!

RACC remains committed to serving our Arts and Culture Community! On Friday, the late afternoon of July 21st, RACC leadership received news regarding the pending cessation of our contract with the City of Portland as of June 30, 2024. We were not surprised, yet disappointed that this news was shared without discussion given our 28-year […]

Multnomah County Library and Regional Arts & Culture Council announce community artists as part of wide-reaching public art commissions

Immediate Release May 22, 2023 Artists bring community-centered approach to their artwork across libraries PORTLAND, Ore. —Multnomah County Library (MCL) and Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) are teaming up to bring artwork to libraries throughout Multnomah County. This effort is part of the voter-approved 2020 Library building bond which will build, rebuild or expand […]

Regional Arts & Culture Council – Our Continued Commitment to Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2023 PORTLAND, OREGON: On Monday, May 22, 2023 RACC received an email from the City Arts Program Manager announcing the development of the City of Portland’s own arts and culture program to be completed by June 2024. RACC entered into its partnership with the City of Portland in 1995 via […]