Public Art Murals

The City of Beaverton recognizes the importance of expression through murals and is committed to making art in public spaces accessible for all. Since early caveman days murals have been significant and relevant. Their visual effects bring attention to history, culture, social issues and so much more.

Currently, the city does not have a funded matching grant program for murals but we encourage and support others in the community to make murals happen. All murals in the City of Beaverton must be processed through the city Arts Program. If you are interested in creating a mural in Beaverton please read more about how to make that happen: Murals in Beaverton, General Information. You may also reach us at

“Why Murals?” We hope you enjoy this interesting history lesson on murals.

Beaverton Murals

Mural of a slightly smiling woman wearing an lace adorned garment and wide metal collar at her neck.

Mural of a cut tree with a bullseye at one cut end and a ghost-like figure sitting on the other end.

Triptych of three stylized figures with catlike features.

Mural depicting various cultural dances from around the world.

Beaverton artist Larry Kangas lives on through his murals - The Oregonian, Anna Marum

Section of realistic mural of white and pink water lilies.

CV for Angelina Marino

Angelina Marino mural

Gina Wilson’s Mural Dedication
Interview with Gina Wilson

Mural depicting stylized human forms in motion.

Interview with Hector Hernandez
Interview with Merlo Station Students

Brightly colored mural of planet earth, motherhood and nature.

Program History

The public art mural program administered by the Beaverton Arts Program as part of its commitment to public art. The Beaverton City Council voted in April 2008 to exempt all public art from the city’s sign code and create a public art program for display of art on public rights of way and on private building facades and other private property under the terms of easements to be granted to the city for that purpose.

Accessibility information: This information can be made available in alternative formats such as large print or audio tape. To request alternative formats, contact the Arts Program by calling 503-526-2471 or email Use 711 for relay service.