Mural Art Walk – Rialto Poolroom Portland

Mural Art Walk – Rialto Poolroom Portland

As part of our mural art walk located around downtown Portland, we collaborated with the team at the long standing pool hall ​Rialto Poolroom​ downtown. With their space wrapping around two city blocks, we had a lot of square footage to cover so we brought on six different artists to transform the restaurant’s outdoor environment.

With a long history like Rialto Poolroom, they have managed to acquire an eclectic group of loyal customers. To match the diversity in their customers, we curated a group of unique and diverse individuals to represent the different voices, cultures, and identities found in the area.

Each artist was coming from a different background and they offered a unique set of skills and style to the art installation we helped create for Rialto Poolroom. One of the mural art walk pieces consisted of a mosaic painting of the butterflies’ lifespan in brilliant and bright primary colors spanning the entire length to one side of their restaurant on SW Alder.

Around the corner on SW 4th Ave, we had five artists paint across windows and doors. Murals consisted of: spray painted lettering and intricate tags, characters from local graffiti artists, a spiritual and calming mural of Mt. Hood hand painted against a galaxy, and a portrait of community members depicted as iconic religious figures touching on the artist’s Mexican roots.

While all artists ranged greatly in style and content, the pieces and their color palettes unite each design to make for an enticing and engaging mural art walk.
This mural art walk was part of the ​Together We Grow PDX Community Art Project located across downtown Portland, Oregon.