Portland Streetcar is showcasing Black art on some of it vehicle’s. The exterior wrap displays original work from local artist Edmund Holmes’ collection entitled “Black Shield: Love Over Hate and Equality”
A 2019 survey found that 32% of Portland Streetcar riders identify as non-white, and the new vehicle wrap is intended to support Portland’s Black community, and illustrate Portland Streetcar’s support for racial justice.
Andrew Plambeck with Portland Street Car, says it’s about making a difference and not a dollar.
Portland Streetcar has previously wrapped only one other vehicle, and that was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2019.