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We just held the "Big Reveal" of our new Urban Splash Rooms (formerly our Garden Spa Rooms). Mayor Charlie Hales came to support our celebration and our partnership with local artists.

Our balcony fences needed a splash of color – with a bit more Portland edge. And that’s just what they got. Allow us to introduce the visionary artists behind the design, Viva La Free.

Viva La Free is a local non-profit, founded by Layna Lewis in 2013 on the idea that art could be a bridge to healing. Through workshops, retreats and public art, Viva La Free helps survivors of trauma and brings a voice to our most vulnerable populations in Portland. Viva La Free provides art groups at a Janus Youth Organization safe house and also created, developed and funds paid internships to underrepresented youth in their Pilot Mural Project.

These murals were inspired by the urban cityscape below, designed and drawn free-hand by Layna Lewis, youth artist interns; Josefina Belay, Cheyenne Fischer and Lola Lewis and VLF Board Members Hillary Hicks Buffalo and Shamay Thomas.

One by one, over the course of three days, the artists transformed the fences surrounding each balcony into works of art, emblazoned with the spirit of the city and the healing power of creative expression.

To learn more about Viva La Free and where you can see their art installations around Portland, visit: www.facebook.com/VivaLaFree
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Refresh your senses in the afternoons.....
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Meet our team - Here to serve!
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