Art Alley -
The Springfield Arts Commission created and maintains Art Alley, a collection of outdoor murals and other public art in Springfield, which continues to be a source of local pride as well as an attraction to out-of-town visitors.
The Commission has worked with the City Council to sponsor fifteen painted murals (thirteen of which survive,) the sculpture The Balancing Act and the Centennial Fountainin front of the Springfield Public Library and City Hall, and the Children's Ceramic Tile Mural outside the west entrance to City Hall.
The grandest of our outdoor murals is The Oregon Trail, created in 1993 by Anne Woodruff Murray. Covering the entire east wall of the Emerald Art Center, it honors both pioneers and Native American peoples. Seventeen years later it is still magnificent.
More recent mural additions include Draft Horse Logging and The Jessie Bostelle Memorial Mural. The newest mural is Two Cities, One Community, created by artist Capelo and a group of teen artists on the north wall of the Emerald Art Center. The Commission has produced the brochure A Walk of Art, providing a self-guided cultural tour of downtown Springfield, which is distributed throughout Lane County.
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