Free workshop on public art murals to be held November 8

Top: Robin Corbo, BARK Mural, detail (2011) 4601 SE Powell
Bottom: Gage Hamilton, DeSoto Detached (2014) 720 NW Couch

PORTLAND, ORE – On Saturday, November 8, 2014, RACC will host a free workshop to help local artists and other community members learn how to organize, fund and navigate two different approaches to creating murals in the City of Portland.

Presenters include Gage Hamilton, an organizer of Forest for the Trees Northwest—a public art mural project that brought twenty artists together in August to paint murals—and Robin Corbo, a local artist known for her skill at organizing and creating community murals. Peggy Kendellen, Manager of RACC’s Public Art Murals Program, and Doug Strickler from the City’s Bureau of Development Services will also be on hand to help participants navigate the two options available for creating an exterior mural on a wall in Portland.  

The workshop is free and open to artists, property owners, business owners, and community/neighborhood association members. To sign up, email with the subject heading “Public Murals Workshop” and include contact information in the text of the email.

Date:  Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Place: Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland