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2015 Forest For The Trees Mural Festival

I wrote about this very cool project on the blog last year. Though I’m a little late on this post, I did want to mention this year’s Forest For The Trees mural festival, which took place August 23-29. You may have already seen some of the new murals around town, either in process or finished.

The FFTT website describes the project: “Established in 2013, Forest For The Trees is a non-profit project dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art in Portland. The festival brings together local and international artists in a collaborative setting and provides them with the freedom and resources to create artworks in environments that are freely accessible to the local community.”

Check out all 20 mural locations here. Which one is your favorite?

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Mural Madness

Have you seen all the beautiful new murals around Portland?

During the week of August 18-23, the not-for-profit public mural project Forest for the Trees brought together 20 international artists to make their mark on our fair city. According to their site, “The mural project promotes public visual expression; collaboration; and community engagement with contemporary art and the creative process.” This is the second year for the project, and it’s inspiring to see all the unique and creative murals that have resulted from the hard work of dozens of artists in just a few weeks of work between 2013-14.

You can see snapshots of many of the murals in process on FFTT’s Instagram account. Find all the new mural locations on their website–you can even download a guide to take your own bike tour!

murals around Portland


murals around Portland


murals around Portland
murals around Portland

Now go enjoy these huge works of art while the sun is shining!