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Molly Johnson | 03/23/2021 | Arts, Arts & Heritage

Outdoor Art Draws Visitors To Mt. Hood Territory

Lake Oswego's Gallery Without Walls is a walking tour of the city with an ever-increasing number of sculptures made possible in partnership with community members, local businesses and city agencies. The display features works from local and world-renowned artists strategically placed, such as the "Guardian of the Lake" dog sculpture shown above, located outside the dog park next to Luscher Farm. The art adorns the streets of Lake Oswego with free public access to each sculpture. To visit them, you can choose the self-guided option or contact The Arts Council of Lake Oswego to set up a docent-led tour. Either way, you are bound to find some truly captivating pieces of art. 

Colorful mural depicting outdoor activities of horseback riding, hiking, fishing and Clackamas River whitewater rafting.

Incorporated in 1905, the historic city of Estacada shares its heritage with visitors in an artistic way with the creation of more than 20 large-scale murals on buildings throughout the community. The Artback Artists Cooperative program first started in 1992 when a group of local artists created the original mural. The mural resonated in the community so well that they decided to continue the program, creating a new mural every year thereafter. Each one has a different theme that highlights various aspects of the city’s heritage. The murals invite visitors to connect with Estacada and learn about its past in a unique way.

Related Content: Estacada's Artback Murals Let Visitors Explore The Heritage Of A Community

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Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home. 

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