Upcoming Projects 2015
Paint + Pedal, sponsored by SE Uplift
The Paint + Pedal 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 the Paint + Pedal 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.