Downtown Forest Grove is the latest town to unveil a billboard-sized mural based on Travel Oregon‘s whimsical Only Slightly Exaggerated advertising campaign. The enchanting illustrations from Travel Oregon’s campaign are brought to life with a series of murals throughout the state. Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Cultural Trust, worked with Oregon-based non-profit Forest for the Trees to create seven hand-painted murals in rural communities around the state, bringing the campaign’s captivating visuals to life along the new Oregon Mural Trail.
Tualatin Valley’s mural, located on the corner of Main St. and Pacific Ave., was painted by Beaverton artist Holly Henderson celebrates Forest Grove’s and Tualatin Valley’s rich wine history.
“This mural is a testament to Forest Grove and Tualatin Valley’s contributions to Oregon’s arts and wine communities,” said Dan Murphy, founder and managing director of Tigard’s Broadway Rose Theatre Company and chair of the Washington County Visitors Association’s board of directors.
The mural is the seventh to be unveiled. The Oregon Mural Trail is designed to inspire travelers and to encourage them to experience the wonders these communities offer. Other mural destinations on the trail are The Dalles, Yachats, Prineville, Oakridge, Ontario and Roseburg.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY VISITORS ASSOCIATION
The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) is a non-profit destination marketing organization that serves the region’s tourism industry by actively promoting Oregon’s Washington County/Tualatin Valley as a desired tourism destination to business and leisure travelers, sports and event planners, meeting planners and group tour operators. The WCVA is funded by 2.33 percentage of transient lodging tax (TLT) generated and collected in Washington County. The WCVA markets the destination as “The Tualatin Valley.” For more information about the WCVA, visit tualatinvalley.org.
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