The Central Oregon Mural Trail

Large-scale, hand painted murals have been growing in popularity in Central Oregon communities in recent years, following the updated city codes (the moral – more murals in public spaces). These bright engaging murals not only bring new life and color to once drab building walls, but they provide the communities and visitors with a sense of pride for their natural surroundings. And let’s not forget, they make great selfie backgrounds!

Some of the region’s newest murals began to take shape in 2021, each showcasing the unique attributes of Central Oregon’s cities and towns. Visit Central Oregon commissioned two well-known local artists Karen Eland and Katie Daisy to bring this “Greetings From…” mural project to life. And the goal is to place a mural in each Central Oregon community.

Two artists take a picture in front of their completed mural.

“Karen and I decided to sit down together and brainstorm what grows and roams around the area,” Katie Daisy said. Karen and Katie’s creative collaboration infused community landscapes, flora and fauna, and wildlife into each mural along the trail. The “Greetings From…” mural series was inspired by the vintage postcards popular during the 1930s to 1950s..

The murals are a great way to get outside and explore Central Oregon’s communities through arts and culture. Located in walkable and picture-friendly locations, these murals are a fun and creative way to capture your trips around the region. Read on to find where you can see the various murals in and around Central Oregon.

“Greetings From Central Oregon”

Central Oregon has beauty, unlike any other region. Colorful native flora, rich green pine forests, and snow-capped mountain peaks leave visitors never wanting to go home. Whether you are kicking off your Central Oregon trip or saying your goodbyes, make sure to stop by the Greetings from Central Oregon mural at the Visit Central Oregon Welcome desk inside the Redmond Municipal Airport. The welcome desk is also a great resource for trip planning and is stocked with brochures and other great visitor resources.

A painter completes a mural.

 Greetings from Redmond mural on the side of a building.

“Greetings from Redmond”

Sunsets in Redmond, Oregon cast a dusty, beautiful glow over the city and surrounding landscape. This is captured by the twilight feel of the “Greetings from Redmond” mural, where even as it’s getting dark, the vibrant colors of Redmond are still shining. Check out this addition to the Central Oregon Mural Trail at 520 SW Evergreen, on the alley wall facing west.

“Greetings from Sunriver”

Head behind the Main Lodge at Sunriver Resort to see this colorful floral mural depicting the local animals and inhabitants of the region: horses, birds, swans and butterflies, all that represents the sunny, vibrant community of Sunriver. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver 

A mural that says Greetings from Sunriver and features blue sky and horses.

A singer performs in front of a mural.

“Greetings from Maupin”

Stop by the family-run fishing resort, the Oasis Cabin to experience the painted beauty of Maupin’s canyon walls, plants, animals and the flowing Deschutes River depicted in this mural. If you’re lucky there might just be live music to enjoy with the mural as it’s part of the outdoor stage at the Oasis. Enjoy fishing, rafting or a scenic hike while visiting this river centric small town. Oasis Cabin Resort, 609 US-197, Maupin

“Greetings from La Pine”

In La Pine, the colorful mural depicts a twilight scene at the nearby Paulina Lake in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and highlights some of the native flora and fauna of the area. Stop by the La Pine Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center to see the completed piece and grab a selfie! 51429 Huntington Rd, La Pine

A mural that says Greetings from La Pine with a natural landscape.

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