Thanks to legal hurdles blocking most public murals imposed by corporate advertisers Clear Channel, Portland has been a seriously blank city for sanctioned street art. PSAA and the artists of FFTT are now rapidly changing this dull status quo.
Founded in 2013, Forest for the Trees has brought together dozens of local and international artists to share their gifts on a large public scale in Portland, a city widely hyped for its creative output.
This weekend’s tour convened at the corner of SW 11th and Washington where introductions and instructions were shared. A map of the route was passed around. The tour would hit 9 of the 20 some murals going up around town – some finished, some in progress.