This year, Eliot Neighbors will once again be participating in Portland’s “Village Building Convergence” by means of repainting last year’s installation at the intersection of NE Rodney Avenue & NE Tillamook Street (Eliot Community Crossing). Everyone is invited to join us and pitch in!
Where: NE Rodney Ave. & NE Tillamook St.
When: Saturday, June 28th 2014, 10am – 7p (Pre and post work also Fri June 27th 6p-9p and Sunday June 29th 8a-12p)
What: Intersection painting and neighborhood block party, with free food provided by local grocers and eateries!
Last year the community created an exuberant design. The floral center design represents the growth, friendship and beauty in our community. In the southern quadrant of the painting, musical notes remind us of our neighborhood’s vibrant jazz culture. The western and eastern quadrant depicts the gears of the bicycles that flow through this intersection, which is the convergence of two greenways. Finally, the northern quadrant represents the community gardens that have sprung up along our streets, as well as those we cultivate in our own yards.
This community-building project is intended to continue as annual event. That means we will re-paint our design – or a completely new one! – next year, and the year after that. So come on out, meet your neighbors, eat some good food, and put your paintbrush to the street!
We are still in great need of folks who can commit to helping out the day of the painting. Our most pressing need is for “volunteer wranglers” who will help direct the people who show up to paint:
Volunteer and Painting Project Wish List:
- Painting leads throughout the weekend
- DJ/MC and Musicians to spin and/or perform
- Help setting up and breaking down street safety barricades
- Help prepping and cleaning the evening prior
- Help setting up the morning of the painting
- Help chalking out the design in the morning
- Kids activities painting lead
- Large yogurt containers / tofu tubs
- Old tarps
- Large pieces of cardboard
- Large folding tables
- Trash bins
- Sponges and rags
- 1st Aid Kits
- Cleanup team
For more information, or if you are interested in working with us, please contact Jeri at EliotPainting@gmail.com, (503)522-9136. Facebook: Eliot Neighborhood – Intersection Painting.