“The Ave” was once the vibrant heart of Portland’s Black community. How times have changed.

About the Project

Our goal is to speak through art to the remaining African Americans in the N Williams area and share the stories of both those remaining and those who have left, in order encourage a community which has regularly been trod upon by public policy and actions.

Meet the Artists

Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton Davis have been designing and printing together for over a decade.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the project, inviting us to speak, or just dig our style and want to support us, drop us line or two.

5 months ago

Historic Black Williams Art Project

1500 people rallied in support of Seraw’s legacy, infuriated with a society that allowed a man's light to be extinguished by hate. All leading condemners rallied to protest against the hate in our Portland- We do the same today. How do we evolve as a city? #RememberMulugeta ...

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8 months ago

Historic Black Williams Art Project

If you have moved since you last registered, you need to re-register in order to vote in the next election! We can help. Stop by during business hours (patients and community members welcome!) 9-5 weekdays. Common misperception is that you can’t vote with a history of felony conviction. Not true in Oregon but you may need to re-register. Also you can vote if on parole or probation. Come see us! ...

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