Public Art Flourishing in Northwest

New public art projects are popping up across the Pacific Northwest. Some of Seattle’s traffic signal boxes are getting a makeover, as artists add decorative touches to them.

"Vancouver, Canada, in anticipation of the 2010 Olympic Games, recently announced a public art initiative to 'reveal, surprise, challenge and celebrate' the city. And Portland kicked off an Original Arts Mural project in early August.

Public art projects like these can help revitalize communities, and define cities' histories and personalities.

That was the intent behind Portland's program, which creates a free-form avenue for muralists to express themselves and makes it easier for business owners to incorporate art into their buildings. In this article, Northwest Hub takes a look at the background and permitting requirements for Portland's new program."

Thanks to Eric Nusbaum

Full Story: Portland Artists Have New Outlet to Display Public Art

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