The Crystal Ballroom on Burnside in downtown Portland features art throughout, such as these murals surrounding the main ballroom. They have had a hard life since first painted in 1996. They were created during the early stages of the renovations, so moisture and cold prevented the paint from adhering well to the walls. Later, when the building was reinforced against earthquakes, plaster came away from lathe in places, and then plaster repair did more damage. The artists were brought back in 2009 to make repairs,
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