Flashback: Forest for the Trees Mural Festival

Last August twenty artists from around the globe met up in Portland, Oregon for the 2nd annual Forest for the Trees Festival.  The annual mural festival is curated by local artist, gentle giant and 1xRUN alum Gage Hamilton. Artists at a festival this large have no choice but to bring their A game with no excuses.  Digging through the archives, here’s a few shots 1xRUN Contributing Photographer Mike Popso took while he was in town covering last year’s event.

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See more info and photos from last years event on their website.


Words and photos by 1xRUN Contributing Writer and Photographer Mike Popso.  Popso is the author of Street Talking and has photographed countless artists and muralists for 1xRUN including Doze Green at the Venice Biennale. You can follow him @mrpopso84.