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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Free Wall Project Installed

Free wall Bayne

Whiteaker Community Art Team (WCAT) is excited to announce the installation of the Free Wall Project, funded and supported by the Oregon Health Authority, CDC Foundation, the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Parks and Open Spaces, as well as Whiteaker community artists and businesses. It will serve as a freestanding art wall where people are empowered to spray paint, wheatpaste, stencil, or engage in any other form of creative expression in a city-sanctioned way.

Within mere hours of the Free Wall completion, artist Bayne Gardner “opened" the Wall with a powerful expression of the times in bright colors. Moving forward , WCAT will be utilizing funds from their recent CDC Foundation grant to offer an Artist in Residence program for Eugene artists which will entail a vaccine confidence inspired mural, and a 3 hour workshop to teach participants their personal styles and approach to making art.  Five artists have been chosen for this project which will occur from April through July.

You can find the Free Wall across from Skinner City Farm along the bike path.

Free wall with no art Free wall

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