If you've been in downtown Portland recently, you know that the City has shut down some streets to better accommodate downtown restaurants and shopping during the pandemic. It's all very cool, but one byproduct of this move has been the somewhat ugly concrete barriers blocking the streets. Creative Portland, the city's official non-profit arts agency, to the rescue! Creative Portland has hired five Maine artists to create beautifully designed covers for these barricades. The art not only brightens the barricades but also touts Portland's COVID-19 health messages.
If you are walking near Portland's beautiful Eastern Prom anytime soon, be ready to ROCK. Hella Rocks that is. Hella Rocks a super-cool rock garden that is brand new to the Prom. The folks at USM are behind this cool new art installation.
Have you seen all the wicked cool Social Distance and Mask Up art that you see all over Portland these days? It's all pretty incredible and it's all created by local artists. This fantastic public health art initiative is the brainchild of the fine folks at Creative Portland.
Downtown Portland throws open their shutters after a long winter for this month's First Friday Art Walk. Never been? Here's the lowdown from their Fan Page:
"On the first Friday of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving art scene...