Outdoor Graffiti Art – Tube & Maxwell Bar

Outdoor Graffiti Art – Tube & Maxwell Bar

The owners of Tube & Maxwell Bars located in the Old Town neighborhood of Portland, OR expressed interest in utilizing their space for an outdoor graffiti art during their temporary closings.

Tube & Maxwell wanted a creative piece that would be inclusive to all groups of the community with the opportunity to still connect with their customers while their doors are closed. What better way to say it then with a public art piece for all to see!

During the planning phase, we considered each bar’s aesthetic to align them with the best local artist for the job. We created outdoor graffiti art that combined the bar’s modern style with a photo realistic representation of the Pacific Northwest. The mural includes an Oregon blue bird and cherry trees seen around Old Town waterfront. A message from the artist to the community says, “We Got This”. The artwork’s contrast between realism and abstract graffiti style painting made for a wonderful juxtaposition.

This outdoor mural brought a smile to all passing by, and in such a time of need. The community expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful art added to their city. The Tube & Maxwell owners said we “turned lemons into lemonade” for this outdoor graffiti art created for the community and the bar’s loyal customers!

This outdoor graffiti art was part of the Together We Grow PDX Community Art Project.



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