Community Resilience

Murals & Graffiti Abatement

Repainting and restoring the Lloyd Street mural.

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Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who helped repaint the street intersection mural at NE 2nd Ave and NE Clackamas over one of the hottest weekends of 2022! It was a wonderful event that brought community members together to create something beautiful in the Lloyd neighborhood. The mural, originally painted in 2017 and repainted once in 2019, had become a bit worn out again. It is looking fantastic again:

A big thank you to the artists, Travis Czekalski and Jon Stommel of Rather Severe who helped coordinate the repainting over the weekend.  Check out all the photos from the 2022 event below, and continue strolling to the bottom to learn more about the history of the mural.

The History of the Lloyd Intersection Mural Project

The Original Mural was created in 2017

In 2017 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. The mural is located NE 2nd Ave and NE Clackamas St.

We transformed this…

into this!

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

The original mural was made possible in part due to the financial support of Windermere FoundationColor Outside the LinesCrowne Plaza, and ReachNow.

Repainting the Mural in 2019

On Sunday, July 14th, 2019 The Lloyd EcoDistrict, again in collaboration with Rather Severe and Color Outside the Lines, we restored the first intersection mural in the Lloyd neighborhood! This project was supported by the Windermere Foundation. Volunteers from Wells Fargo and Color Outside the Lines joined community members to repaint the colorful vortex, which is adjacent to Calaroga Terrace, a senior living facility. The colors changed slightly this year; as we repaint the mural every summer, look for the design to slowly rotate.

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
Read about the original mural