Intersection Mural Project

Intersection Mural Project

Intersection Mural Project

On Sunday, August 27th, 2017 The Lloyd EcoDistrict, in collaboration with Rather Severe and Color Outside the Lines, completed the first intersection mural in the Lloyd neighborhood! This project was supported by City Repair as part of their Village Building Convergence. Volunteers from Wells Fargo and Color Outside the Lines joined community members to complete the colorful vortex, which is adjacent to Calaroga Terrace, a senior living facility. Over the past year, we sought input on project locations and design ideas. The mural is located NE 2nd Ave and NE Clackamas St. Going forward, we hope to have a number of these projects throughout the neighborhood, building on the assets and talents of the people that live, work and play in the Lloyd EcoDistrict.

What is an Intersection Mural?: Intersection Murals typically manifest as a colorful mandala painted in the intersection of two streets. You may have seen them around Portland. City Repair has supported hundreds of Intersection Murals! We believe that our community has so many assets and resources – pre-schools, yoga studios, restaurants, residents, the presence of small and large businesses, and much more. We have amazing access to public transportation and new development focusing on environmentally sustainable solutions. This project is an opportunity for those of us that live, work, and play in the Lloyd EcoDistrict to get to know each other and share our talents!

We transformed this…

Into this!

The beautiful mural created by artists Jon Stommel & Travis Czekalski of Rather Severe. See more photos here.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors:


More about City Repair: City Repair fosters thriving, inclusive and sustainable communities through the creative reclamation of public space. The 2017 Village Building Convergence took place June 2-11 2017 and was full of over 40+ projects that spanned the city! Communities came together with visitors to create spaces that feature public art, gathering places, permaculture gardens, and natural buildings in a process called “placemaking.”

More about the Lloyd EcoDistrict: The Lloyd EcoDistrict encompasses the area with Broadway to the north, 16th to the East, I-84 to the south and the Willamette River to the west. Our office is located in the Lloyd Center Mall.

Further Reading

Intersection Repair examples

Pamplin article on street mural in Milwaukie

Oregon Live article on City Repair and intersection paintings

Engaging at-risk youth in community murals

Portland as a model of street murals and community building