Portland Street Art Alliance advances street art culture by empowering artists to activate the spaces where we live, work, and play.
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PSAA provides access to resources, networking platforms, and professional development opportunities for regional artists. In the past three years, PSAA has managed over 100 private and publicly funded street art projects; facilitating commissioned work resulting in over $200,000 paid to working artists. In 2018, PSAA served more than 2,500 community members through educational programming, tours and community events. The alliance is actively transforming the public art landscape by developing more inclusive place-based programs that aim to increase access to art for everyone in the city.
Gerber Gear and Blick Art are providing over $1000 worth of free gifts to the first 30 donors. Early donors will receive either a gift bag filled with art supplies from Blick Art, a Gerber Gear Gerber Jukebox Pocket Knife or Suspension NXT Multi-Tool. Contributors who donate $100 or more will receive an exclusive Portland Street Art Alliance 12-month 2020 calendar, courtesy of B&B Print Source.
All donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of forty $25 gift cards from Cargo, Upper Playground, or Groundwork Coffee. Everyone who donates will also be entered into the drawing for a chance to win one of ten watercolor sketching sets provided by Artist & Craftsman Supply (valued at $36 each).
“I was invited by PSAA to paint for the Taylor Electric Project, where I was able to build my portfolio and network with other local artists. PSAA has since hired me for several paid commissions. I respect how PSAA empowers artists, helping to keep the tradition of street art culture alive.” —Alex Chiu, muralist and illustrator