Outdoor art is one of my favorite things. I love murals and artistic graffiti on walls and the sides of buildings, as long as they are not historic buildings. Outdoor art beautifies and revives rundown neighborhoods. It lifts the spirits of residents and visitors, and it is free. These are some of the many reasons why I love the idea of bus stop art, especially when it celebrates diversity and raises awareness for the critical issues we are facing today.

WMTW says these art displays are appearing all over Portland. As explained in the video below, Creative Portland is matching a 25-thousand dollar grant, and has hired three people to create artistic displays on bus shelters around the city. One of the artists hopes the displays will "spark conversation in the community."

A celebration is planned for September 10th after the displays are all finished, according to WMTW.

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