Saturday, July 16th
1pm – 3:00pm
Portland Art Museum ( 1219 SW Park Ave)
In June 2009, the Dill Pickle Club (now known as Know Your City) led a guided bike tour that explored Depression-era public art and the enduring legacy of the Work Progress Administration in Portland. Join for a special anniversary edition of Art for the Millions bike tour with former DPC/KYC Programs Coordinator Pollyanne Birge as we celebrate how far we’ve come in seven years!
During the height of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided economic relief to millions of idle workers by employing them in the creation of public works projects and arts education programs. Although highly controversial in its time for its leftist political leanings, the WPA is cited as a major factor for the re-stabilization of the American economy leading up to WWII. Join Know Your City for a repeat of our first-ever tour, as we take a leisurely bicycle field trip/ tour of WPA-sponsored projects in Portland and hear from leading authorities on the subject.
Ride stops include:
- Former Site of the Oregon Art Project
- WPA Art at the Multnomah County Library
- Morrison Street Post Office
- Woody Guthrie Circle
Suggested Donation: $7
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-for-the-millions-kycs-7th-anniversary-tickets-25468052631