JULY 21 2018 | Noon to 10PM
$5 Suggested Donation at the Door
OVER 80 REGIONAL ARTISTS' WORK WILL BE ON DISPLAY. LIVE PAINTING, INTERACTIVE ART INSTALLATIONS, LIVE MUSIC, BREAKDANCING BATTLES, DJS, FOOD CARTS, LOCAL BEER AND MORE!
PSAA is working with regional street artists to paint over 80 murals at Taylor Electric, completely transforming this space into a free open-air street art gallery for the city. Outdoor muralists are being arranged by invite-only.
Please consider donating or sponsoring - all contributions are tax-deductable and will contribute to the success of this event and more. We are also looking for volunteers, secuirty, and liquor contributions. Email PSAA if you can help.
THE HISTORY OF TAYLOR ELECTRIC
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. By creating a new space for art, we pay ode to the history of this place and continue to be inspired by its raw beauty.
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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.