Murals & Street Art
Explore gigantic murals splashed across buildings and tiny artistic tributes in unexpected places across the region. From contemporary sculptures to traditional bronze pieces, the region's stories and creative ingenuity are expressed in 3D on street corners and in public parks.
Take a self-guided mural tour, or see some of the murals during community art walks. Art walks are typically held once a month on Friday evenings and highlight local artists, galleries and street art.
Eugene Area Murals & Sculpture
Muralists from around the world were invited to create original art as part of the 20x21 EUG Mural Project, and it's easy to see these and hundreds more murals on a self-guided mural tour around Eugene.
Additionally, Eugene has diverse and bountiful public art throughout the city. Bronze sculptures memorialize significant people and events. Modern installations on the Whilamut Passage Bridge greet drivers on Interstate 5. And the locally beloved "Flight Patterns" exhibit is on display at the Eugene Airport.
The City of Eugene sponsors pop-up art installations including Rain Play, a series of sidewalk art that appear only in the rain, and Playable Public Art, which features colorfully painted pianos rolled into unexpected downtown locations to inspire public participation. The University of Oregon has an extensive display of art and sculpture across their campus.
Springfield Murals & Sculpture
Springfield has many murals around Main Street. Along their mural walk, view larger than life tributes to Northwest outdoor pursuits like fly fishing, celebrations of national patriotism and pioneering history of the Oregon Trail. Don't miss your opportunity to take a photo with — The Simpsons mural! On the second Friday each month, Springfield's art galleries along the mural walk host special exhibits and receptions.
Cottage Grove Murals & Sculpture
Cottage Grove has an extensive collection of outdoor murals, with almost 20 mapped citywide and ten clustered near Main Street. Their most celebrated mural depicts former resident Opal Whiteley, a child prodigy who achieved a remarkable blending of science and faith in her compositions. With the beautiful backdrop of the Northwest, Opal stands surrounded by butterflies, trees, and a historic covered bridge.
Florence Murals & Sculpture
Historic Old Town Florence features many murals and public art installations as well, including the Dancing with Sea Lions Public Art Project (while many of the sea lion statues were auctioned off, you still be able to spot some of these beauties around town). Pick up an art passport at a participating gallery for a map of Florence's public art.