“This year Portland has been robbed of our summer and the past few months have seen almost constant rain. But when the sun does make a rare appearance a group of us have been painting murals at Dignity Village. Dignity Village is the country’s first city-sanctioned homeless encampment. Now much more than the tent village that it started as, Dignity Village is a place for homeless individuals to find stable housing and resources while looking for work and permanent housing. Next month they will celebrate their 10th anniversary.
In an effort to strengthen the relationship between Dignity Village and local artists, to protect houses from the weather, and to brighten people’s days, the mural project links artists with residents to paint murals in the village. The late start to summer has been the only thing holding us back. When we do get some sunshine a group of us head out there to paint and as more murals happen the more requests we get from the residents to do their homes”...Klutch