Empowering Youth Through Public Art: Celebrating TEMPOart’s partnerships

We are grateful through our partnerships to reach youth across Portland with free education programs inspired by the public art we commission. This initiative aims to inspire creativity, curiosity, and a deeper appreciation for the transformative power of public art. Here are some recent photos from our program with students at the Reiche Elementary School led by our partner Side x Side.

The program kicked off with a memorable event, as enthusiastic students visited the vibrant sculptures if Carousel Cosmos by Chris Miller. This provided a unique opportunity for the youth to engage with art, learn about the talented artist behind the installation, and gain insight into the stories and inspiration behind the piece. The excitement and curiosity among the students was palpable. Students responded with collaborative play and creative drawings.

As we celebrate the success of our partnership programs this year, we extend our gratitude to everyone involved—artists, educators, and community members—for their support. Together, we are making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals, fostering a love for art and our public spaces.