Creative Portland

Portland Artists Brighten Downtown Street Closures
If you've been in downtown Portland recently, you know that the City has shut down some streets to better accommodate downtown restaurants and shopping during the pandemic. It's all very cool, but one byproduct of this move has been the somewhat ugly concrete barriers blocking the streets. Creative Portland, the city's official non-profit arts agency, to the rescue! Creative Portland has hired five Maine artists to create beautifully designed covers for these barricades. The art not only brightens the barricades but also touts Portland's COVID-19 health messages.