The CRA has provided grant funding to muralists to beautify and revitalize the Redevelopment Area, develop a sense of place, deter graffiti, and provide opportunities for artistic expression. Public art is a catalyst for economic development, showing that a community is thriving economically and encouraging other investment. Mural programs increase leasing, visibility, foot traffic, and publicity.
1100 NE 163rd Street Mural
Approved $25,000 matching grant for $90,000 mural/artwork and exterior improvements on exterior building at 1100 NE 163rd Street. This grant is part of the roughly $90,000 in exterior improvements being made to the building and parking lot by the owner.
Library Mural, “Forest of Our Dreams”
Authorized $6,550 “Forest of Our Dream” mural at the municipal library, as part of the Public Art Program.
Library Mural, "Wings"
Authorized the $2,200 “Wings” mural at the municipal library, as part of the Public Art Program.
Bike Shop Mural
Completed installation of $6,500 bicycle mural at the Bike Shop, as part of the Public Art Program.