Story Yard is a temporary art installation featuring giant posters of local business owners. The initiative is part of Lents Grown, a growing network of passionate businesses, neighbours and entrepreneurs located between Mt Tabor and Powell Butte in Portland.
Lucas Gray from Propel Studio, the Architecture firm behind Story Yard, says “We applied for the grant through the Portland Development Studio to design and implement [the project] converting the vacant lot into a public plaza. We designed the gabion walls, benches, performance stage, and the photography stands. We collaborated with ROSE Community Development and Dawn DiAno who organized the portraits and interviews. We were honored to be a part of the project and enjoyed working with other creative groups within the neighborhood.”
Here at TC we love hearing stories of locals making their communities better through innovation and creativity, and talented professionals being catalysts for change.
Read more about the project here or watch a video of Story Yard’s opening day here and full video of local neighbourhood here.
Image courtesy of Portland Development Commission.