Downtown Beaverton Public Art Tour Map
Artist: Gina Wilson
Title: Wilson Mural
Location: North Facing Wall at 12475 SW 1st in downtown Beaverton
Wilson was asked by her husband, Beaverton Sub Station owner Charles Wilson, to bring some color and imagination to the Central Beaverton Neighborhood. Wilson participated in the Arts Commission’s mural matching grant program to create this mural which was completed on October 30, 2009.
Artist: Hector Hernandez with Merlo Station HS students
Title: Hernandez Mural
Location: South facing wall at 12590 SW Broadway ST in downtown Beaverton
Working with 15 students from Merlo Station High School, Hector Hernandez, created a mural concept that spans the solar system, early Beaverton, the threat of global warming and technological development to a hopeful resolution for the future generation and their children. This mural combined new technology with traditional mural methods that Hernandez learned growing up in Mexico. It was completed September 29, 2009.
Artist: Angelina Marino
Title: The School of Outdoor Learning
Angelina invited public participation when painting the mural. A local community paint brought out the Mayor and City Councilors on a warm, sunny September day in 2011.
Artist: Bev Ecker
Title: Historic Broadway Avenue: 1910-1920
Bev Ecker is responsible for establishing the Beaverton History Museum, and it follows she would make sure the building housing the Museum would reflect the City’s history.
Artist: Angelina Marino
Title: Steps to Wellness
This is the second mural presented by Angelina. She also painted "The School of Outdoor Learning" at 12655 SW 1st in downtown Beaverton.
Artist: Larry Kangas
Location: SW 1st & Washington
Beaverton artist, Larry Kangas, enhances Beaverton's public art and mural collection with his water garden motif painted in the realistic style.
Artist: Rather Severe
Title: Global Art of Dance
Location: 12570 SW Farmington Road
East facing wall
Celebrating diversity and dance!
Artist: Paul Vexler
Title: Ribbon Candy
Location: The Beaverton Building at The Round
"The intent of these sculptures is to provide curvilinear forms that combine color and the organic quality of natural wood. It is also a demonstration of the versatility of the ribbon itself. The contrast in shapes, from flat ribbon candy to almost random uncoiling is proof of the high potential of this type of material. The bending of the material is done in conjunction with its natural strength rather than defeating it and forcing it to take a shape. The smooth curves would not be possible were it not for the material resisting the bending with all of its might. ." ... Paul Vexler
Artist: Devin Laurence Field
Title: Three Creeks One Will
Location: South Plaza at The Round
The art of Devin Laurence Field brings together universal and archetypal symbolism, the vernacular of a given site or culture, and natural forms to communicate ideas about the evolution of the complex relationship between the built environment and the natural world.
Artist: Richard Taylor
Title: “The Singing Sky”
Location: City Park in Beaverton
Set to be completed August 2010.
Burnt orange in color and 15 feet tall.
Richard Taylor speaking about this work:
“The Singing Sky, was created with the theme of diversity as its central message. I like to use abstract shapes as a language to help convey the meaning in my work. This opens a broad number of interpretations to be found by those who look for the message. Visually, I hope that it brings a sense of wonder and whimsy to those driving or walking by the park, and that the spirit of the sculpture creates a sense of being uplifted.”
Artist: Katy McFadden
Title: “Just the Two of Us”
Location: Corner of SW Hall and Farmington
Katy McFadden, a local artist whose medium of choice is wood-fired ceramic, submitted a proposal for the call for Temporary Sculpture Installations. The piece was installed in 2005. Her work was the second selection for the site, but due to popular demand and patron generosity, Katy’s work became a permanent fixture in our community.
Gallery: Art on Broadway
Location: 12570 SW Broadway Street in Beaverton
In 2010, Art on Broadway began offering a unique venue for local artists to showcase their works, offer art demonstrations and conduct workshops.
Contact Art on Broadway for gallery hours.
Gallery: Copper Creations Gallery
Location: 12578 SW Broadway Street in Beaverton
Fine Art and Jewelry
Contact Copper Creations Gallery for hours.
Point of Interest: The Beaverton Building
Location: 12725 SW Millikan Way
The City of Beaverton maintains its own collection of artwork as well as displaying the work of local artists. Two and three-dimensional artwork is regularly exhibited at The Beaverton Building. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Point of Interest: The Round Fountain Plaza
Location: 12600 Crescent Street in Beaverton
The Round is adjacent to the Beaverton Central light rail station Beaverton. Parking available off Cedar Hills Blvd in the former Westgate Cinema parking lot.
The Plaza is home to Beaverton Last Tuesday, an annual performing arts and community event held the last Tuesday of the summer months.
Beaverton Third Thursday
Point of Interest: City Park
Location: 5th and Hall
Beaverton City Park, adjacent to the Library, is home to many community events throughout the year including the Beaverton Farmers Market, Flicks by the Fountain, and various other performing arts presentations.
This open green space features a play area and water fountain great for the kids during the warm months of the year. Conveniently located in downtown Beaverton near shops, cafes and restaurants.
Point of Interest: Beaverton City Library
Location: 12375 SW 5th Street
The Beaverton City Library, one of the busiest library facilities in the state. Each month, more than 70,000 people visit the Library and more than 2.5 million items are checked out per year. The Library is open seven days per week and maintains a collection of more than 300,000 items.
Fine Art Installations and Exhibits: Washington artist and illustrator Bryn Barnard created the portal archway, frieze and desk panels in the Children’s Room. The Beaverton Visual Chronicles is housed around the library and includes work by John Buck, Laura Ross-Paul and others. The lobby is home to a ceramic tile wall designed and created by Jun Kaneko. Also, each year the library hosts the Annual Visual Arts Showcase.
Performing Arts Venue: The Beaverton Library is home to the Beaverton Civic Theatre and to Beaverton’s American Readers Theatre.
Beaverton City Library
Point of Interest: SW Griffith Drive Building
Location: 4755 SW Griffith Drive in Beaverton
The City of Beaverton commissioned Angelina Marino to paint a mural in the west stairwell of the building to enourage staff and visitors to keep healthy by using the stairs instead of the elevator.