A year ago, we met local Rosewood artist Antwoine Thomas and began planning a community mural on the 76 Gas Station at SE 162nd Ave and Stark. Antwoine designed an incredibly powerful piece with the community, we found an experienced mural artist, Addie Boswell, to assist us, and we raised money through two grants from East Portland Neighbors (Graffiti Abatement Community Grant) and Regional Arts and Culture Council to do the work.
And now…we are painting!!
The design went up last Thursday evening:
Here is the progress as of today:
We’ll be painting throughout the week, stop by and grab a brush! The community celebration of the completed mural will be the afternoon of Saturday, August 11th (more details on that soon).