Newpaper clipping of the original members of the Artback in 1994
The Artback was formed in 1992 by nine professional artists who joined together for a local exhibition.
Overwhelmed by support, they realized they had the opportunity to play a major role in shaping the future of visual arts in our community while increasing civic pride. They are dedicated to bringing art into the local arena to benefit and educate the largest and most diverse population possible.
They have instituted a popular mural tradition that has successfully brought together individuals, businesses and organizations, while creating lasting imagery that reflects and strengthens the proud achievements of our community. They have grown and are now recognized throughout the community as a vital force in the cultural and economic direction of the town.
The annual Estacada Summer Celebration Arts and Music Festival was created in 2000 to celebrate the Artback's annual mural-in-a-weekend project, which took place every 4th weekend in July.