Projects

Upcoming Projects 2015

Art Fills the Void, sponsored by SE Uplift

The Art Fills the Void project will provide a public interpretive bicycle tour of 20 existing murals and street art installations in the Southeast Uplift area of Portland. This tour will be free and provided in both English and Spanish. PSAA tour guides will provide descriptions, histories, and explanations of the artwork seen at each tour stop. Several local artists and academics will be invited to speak tour stops. This 3-hour ride will culminate with a community mural painting event, where artists and tour participants work together to repaint and rejuvenate one of Portland’s oldest community murals, Art Fills the Void at SE Division and 12th (1982).
The goal of this project is to provide more community resources and opportunities that promote livability and art in the streets of Portland. This project will directly engage the public by exploring the city and its art by bicycle, and by hosting an event where the community converges, learns about, and revitalizes a historically significant SE Portland mural. These types of experiences not only increase the number and diversity of people engaged in and connected to their communities thereby promoting stronger cultural and historical identities, but they also empower people to become active leaders with the skills and inspiration needed to continue to shape and improve their shared public spaces in the future.
Art Fills the Void, 2011. (Photo: Avantaga)

Art Fills the Void, 2011. (Photo: Avantaga)

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PSAA hosted Forest for the Trees Bicycle Tour, 2014

PSAA hosted Forest for the Trees Bicycle Tour, Summer 2014

PSAA hosted Forest for the Trees Bicycle Tour, 2014

PSAA Hosted Forest for the Trees Bicycle Tour, Summer 2014

PSAA Hosted Forest for the Trees Bicycle Tour, 2014

Sunnyside Piazza Koi Fish Mosaic

Years after this neighborhood mosaic was taken down to make repairs, this wall remains blank. Working collaboratively with members of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, PSAA is helping to get this mosaic back up. In the summer of 2014 PSAA organized a work party to restore the badly damaged mosaic tile panels. We will be installed the repaired panels in the summer of 2015. If you are interested in volunteering your time or expertise to this project please contact us.

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PSAA Panel Discussions (more info to come!)