Everyone is invited to participate in a Bayfront Mural Walk. The Walk will be held on Saturday, October 8th, beginning at 3:00pm on Newport’s historic Bayfront. Maps will be available on the day of the walk at the Forinash Gallery, 856 SW Bay Boulevard, and at Mariner Square, 250 SW Bay Boulevard.
Participants will utilize the maps to identify murals that embellish the sides of various industrial, retail, and commercial buildings and structures. There are nearly two dozen murals that line SW Bay Boulevard from Hatfield Drive to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay which express a maritime story that is unique to Newport.
Artist Rick Chambers is the painter of the majority of the murals, but other artists have left their mark.
The City of Newport Public Art Committee is working on a project that would assist in the restoration and maintenance of this irreplaceable cultural asset. Some of the murals have already disappeared, and the Committee is reviewing possible mural sponsorship opportunities. The goal of the Committee is to work with property owners, and other mural enthusiasts, to ensure that locals and visitors can enjoy the murals for a very long time.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8, 2016 for a special tour of Newport’s
For more information, please contact Peggy Hawker, City Recorder, at 541.574.0613 or email@example.com.