"Beneath the Forest, Beneath the Sea" Photo by Bonnie Durham-L


TEMPOart commissions temporary public art that sparks dialogue, builds community, and inspires our collective imagination.

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Each year new projects from TEMPOart enliven Portland’s public spaces. We partner with other educational and cultural institutions, building upon each project to offer inspiring learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable contributions are vital to making public art free and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Currently, three installations are up. “Carousel Cosmo” (2023) by Chris Miller is on the Western Promenade until November. “Beneath the Forest, Beneath the Sea” (2022) by Pamela Moulton is at Payson Park until May. “Gathering Stones,” the 2020 Jesse Salisbury installation, was acquired as part of the city of Portland’s permanent public art collection and remains on the Eastern Promenade. A new piece, “Dancing for Joy” by The Myth Makers is landing at Back Cove Trail and Park in June 2024 through June 2025. Meet the artists at our free community opening June 13 and hands-on workshop June 15.