Just like my first post featuring the urban art murals in Corvallis, I again exercised my Travel-at-Home under lockdown option to walk the downtown core and surroundings, capturing more of the 30+ art installations for you.

 Cougar Under the Bridge, urban canvas

Cougar Under the Bridge by Marnie Ernst Zoa

Urban Canvas: Cougar Under The Bridge

Commissioned by the Corvallis Police Community Livability Unit.

Property Sponsor: Oregon Department of Transportation
Financial Sponsor: Corvallis Miller Paint
Coordinator: Josh Zessin, Corvallis Police Dept.

Unknown, urban canvas

Unknown (Psychedelia?) By Unknown

Urban Canvas: Unknown

A Cannabis Dispensary

Property Sponsor: Hi Quality Dispensary
Financial Sponsor: Hi Quality Dispensary

 Cultural Transformation, urban canvas

Cultural Transformation by Rip Cronk

Urban Canvas: Cultural Transformation

A nod to female empowerment.

Property Sponsor: Janet & Paul Hochfeld
Financial Sponsor: Bill Siebler, Rip Cronk

 A Banner for Nature, urban canvas

A Banner for Nature by Ben Jay

Urban Canvast: A Banner for Nature

Detail from a mural depicting a salmon leaping from the Willamette River.

Property Sponsor: Greg Little
Financial Sponsor: Benton County Cultural Coalition
Coordinator: Mike Wiener

 Red-Tailed Hawk, urban canvas

Red-Tailed Hawk by Alice Marshall

Urban Canvas: Buteo jamaicensis, Red-Tailed Hawk

The first interactive mural to be painted in Corvallis. The space between the wings is there to encourage us to stand in front of the wings and take a mural selfie.

Property Sponsor: Hugh & Elizabeth White
Financial Sponsor: Running Princess Apparel
Photo Credit: Bob Loewen
Coordinator: Jennifer Moreland, Corvallis Mural Project

A Call to Balance, urban canvas

A Call to Balance by Erica Greminger

Urban Canvas: A Call to Balance

In the chaotic and technological world today, a blue heron take to ponder our connection to all things, and reminds us that patience and awareness are a necessary part of life.

Property Sponsor: SP&B Printing
Financial Sponsor: Charles & Lynette Field
Coordinator: Jennifer Moreland, Corvallis Mural Project

 Bad Habits,

Bad Habits by Badder Israel

Urban Canvas: Bad Habits

On the side of yet another Cannabis Dispensary (this is a college town, remember?)
Property Sponsor: Green Room
Financial Sponsor: Green Room

 Pop Culture Portraits, urban art

Pop Culture Portraits by Cindy & Lisa

Urban Canvas: Pop Culture Portraits

Property Sponsor: American Dream Pizza
Financial Sponsor: American Dream Pizza

Written and Photographed by: Steve Smith

steve smith pic Steve inherited the wanderlust and has always needed to see what’s around the next corner. In his college years he enjoyed many memorable (and cheap) forays into Mexico sleeping under the stars, but today that's all changed. Since 2006 he’s contributed stories and photographs to In The Know Traveler, and in 2014 he assumed an editor role with the same. Published both in digital and print formats, his international assignments have taken him to the Middle East, Asia, North/Latin/South America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Follow his Facebook page Steve’s Roadtrippin’ Travels that spotlights both his photography and how his road travels intersect with digital storytelling using dynamic space-age mapping technology.

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