A group of very talented local artists banded together in 1992 and painted the first mural in Estacada - the Artback Artists were born.
Since then, the group has added their handiwork to dozens of buildings in the community, featuring murals depicting Native Americans, Estacada in its heyday as a timber town, pioneers on their way to Oregon City and numerous other themes.
These murals have made Estacada a very special place to live. Estacada is growing as a community that really cares about its surroundings and the arts. Creating is the essence of our purpose and is imperative to our progress as a humanity.
We hope you will enjoy all the incredible creations on the following pages and if you'd like to see it continue - please visit our "Contribute" page. On the "Contact Us" page, you can sign our Guest Book - let us know what you think.
Nolene Triska (painting) and Jenny Joyce working on Jenny's "Heart of the Clackamas" mural.
Joe Cotter and Am Griswold stop long enough for a quick photo as they work
on Am's "An Evening on the Barlow
We would like to say goodbye to our dear friend and fellow muralist, Joe Cotter. His passing will forever leave our hearts saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family. Joe was a great artist, muralist and friend. He was truly one of the nicest people you could ever meet. We will miss you, Joe!
Go to the "Contribute" page to see about Joe Cotter's Memorial Mural Restoration Fund.
April 10, 1954 - November 10, 2012
Estacada and the Artback has lost a great friend and community member. Kim loved the Artback murals and was a great supporter.
Please honor Kim's memory by making a contribution here.