BEAVERTON, Ore. – You’re invited to attend an art walk on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 am to noon as we showcase Beaverton’s new and first-ever storm drain murals. Meet near the waterfall fountain at Progress Lake, near La Provence at Progress Ridge. This is a free, family-friendly (pets, too) event, with activities for all ages ranging from stormwater engineering technical tours, to scavenger hunts and prizes.
Nine local artists recently painted murals around Progress Lake to raise awareness about storm drains and their direct connection to the lake. This project demonstrates the city’s commitment to maintaining a healthy watershed by keeping the lake fishable and for the health and enjoyment of everyone in the community.
Mural artists will be in attendance to talk about how their art highlights the importance of healthy waterways in our community. Artists include Amanda Donahue, Autumn Linde, Curran Gregory, Juan Miguel Aguirre, Justin Becker, Karin Hoffman, Kate Kristiansen, Kayla Smith and Nina Stafford.
The full art walk is a one-mile loop with views overlooking Progress Lake. The walk is easily modified to shorter distances. Coffee and morning snacks will be provided by New Seasons Progress Ridge.
The event is sponsored by the city in partnership with the Neighbors Southwest Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) and a Neighborhood Matching Grant, which brings residents together to support neighborhood-initiated planning, community building and improvement projects.
For more information, visit www.beavertonoregon.gov/stormmurals.
Progress Ridge is located at SW Barrows Road and SW Horizon Blvd in Beaverton. The area is a unique setting where townhomes and restaurants surround a peaceful urban lake. Progress Lake is a 4-acre lake formed from a prior rock quarry, managed by Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, and stocked with trout by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for sport fishing. The lake serves as stormwater detention and provides many recreational opportunities such as paved trails, fishing docks, wildlife watching and a fountain.
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