Local Arts

Tiny Art Projects Beautify Cityscape

A team from Leadership Clark County’s Class of 2015 partnered with the Clark County Mural Society to create mini murals on utility boxes in Downtown Vancouver in May. The group brought in local high school students to plan and install little whimsical paintings on previously forgotten cityscape. My favorite is the tree mural because of the reaching limbs and pretty colors. It can be found at 7th Street and Washington.

Cool things about micro-public art projects like these are they’re quick, inexpensive, and effective in improving the look and feel of our urban communities. Though getting permission to install a project like this might not be effortless, finding students to create these little gems is. Kids love art, from what I’ve observed, and given the opportunity they are happy to share their creations.

Check out this cool video about the project, and when you’re out and about, take a closer look to see how art projects in Clark County are making our community a little better, one brush stroke at a time.

erica painting Image from Erica Marchbank

 

Maureen Andrade

Maureen Andrade

I am the Executive Director of North Bank Artists in the Vancouver Arts District, as well as an artist and writer. Living and working in Clark County for most of my life, I have an appreciation for the good things this community offers. Also, I understand the creative lifestyle from many angles and hope to share some of what I know with my readers.