BY CREATING A NEW SPACE FOR ART, WE PAY ODE TO THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE AND CONTINUE TO BE INSPIRED BY ITS
For over a decade (2005-2015), the ruins of the Taylor Electric Supply Company at 240 SE Clay served as Portland's most famous space to engage with street art and graffiti – a true showcase for some of the best local, regional, national, and international art. The Taylor Electric Project is an on-going interactive art event happen at this old graffiti site, which has now been re-developed into the Clay Creative Offices. This project is managed by the Portland Street Art Alliance, with the support of the property owner, tenents, and regional art community. Collectively, we are transforming the new space into a sanctuary for artistic creativity once again.
SOWING NEW SEEDS
Portland Street Art Alliance aims to honor and continue the history of this unique art sanctuary. It will be a rotating public art gallery, displaying the works of over 80 pacific-northwest artists. The new Taylor Electric is also a space for learning and youth empowerment. With this project, we hope to also strengthen and build new community-business alliances.
Working in partnership with Killian Pacific and Simple Bank, PSAA has managed several interior office mural at Clay Creative, with plans for more. The aim is to provide local artists access to commission opportunities, and provide workers with an inspiring everyday environment to be in, in the heart of Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District.
In 2017, PSAA began organizing rotating painting inside the parking garage at Clay Creative. All garage murals are done on a volunteer basis by both PSAA and participating artists. These walls provide much needed space to build portfolios, experiment with new designs, and painting techiques. If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to support this work, please consider dontaing.
In the Summer of 2018, PSAA will commission some of the best street artists on the West Coast to paint the old remaining exterior walls. These murals will completely transforming this space into a free open-air street art gallery for the city. Outdoor muralists are being arranged by invite-only.
TAYLOR ELECTRIC EVENT | JULY 21 2018
ON JULy 21st FROM NOON-10PM PSAA AND FOR THE LOVE ARE CO-hostING a public event. OVER 80 REGIONAL ARTISTS' WORK WILL BE ON DISPLAY. JOIN US FOR live painting, interactive art installations, live music, BREAKDANCING BATTLES, DJS, food carts, local beer and spirits.
If you are interested in helping us make this happen, please consider donating or sponsorshiping this event - all contributions are tax-deductable. We are also looking for event coordinators to help us with weekend logistics, secuirty, and liquor slaes. Email PSAA if you can help.