Mural of woman with water hair

arts & culture

The Willamette Valley has a thriving arts and culture scene, with plenty of historical societies, cultural celebrations and folk arts as well as music, theater and visual arts. As you visit the towns, you’ll come across magical murals depicting a wide array of subjects lovingly crafted on downtown buildings (selfie anyone?), including fantastical animals, historical mosaics and larger-than-life faces.

Five Colorful Mural Trails Around the Willamette Valley

Colorful salmon, reclusive cougars, child prodigies, covered bridges, and even a resilient dog have all been depicted on murals around the Willamette Valley.

So to celebrate the region’s rich history and vibrant creativity, we’ve rounded up several self-guided mural trails around the Willamette Valley.

A woman holds up a child in front of a wing mural in the Willamette Valley
Several murals can be found in downtown Corvallis as part of the Corvallis Mural Project. Photo by Alison Smith.
Close of balls of colorful yarn sitting on a shelf inside a shop.
Fiber in the Willamette Valley

Fiber Destinations In The Willamette Valley

Looking for the perfect road trip with fiber and fun in the Willamette Valley?

We’ve gathered together a collection of fiber destinations for the perfect handspinning vacation—from the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, which hosts historic equipment and was home to a groundbreaking textile factory, to engaging alpaca farms and textile centers.

Explore the Possibilities