How the Alberta Arts District is Trying to Keep its Artists

How do you keep an arts district from losing its artists?

That’s an age-old question in gentrifying neighborhoods like the Alberta Arts District, but the nonprofit Alberta Art Works and its executive director Maquette Reeverts think they have an answer — pay artists to do their craft.

“That’s how we keep the folks here,” Maquette said. “Give them a paying job doing what they want to do, which is public art.”

Watch our video to find out how Alberta became the hub of Portland’s street art scene, and use this Public Art Walk Map to plan your tour of all 50 public works along Alberta Street.