Lights in Lents: Deep Sea Disco

Feb 2-10, 6–10 PM

This is a community-imagined and community-created sculpture art project – that means what we build depends on who shows up! We will be transforming (clean) plastic trash to deep-sea inspired & illuminated sculptures to bring awareness to plastic & micro-plastic pollution and come together as a community to make awesome illuminated art in Lents. In 2023, we had 92 different people help create our exhibit, we’re excited to find out how many get involved in 2024!

The sculpture garden will be viewable from the outside between 6-10pm, and we plan to use it as a community stage for science education, music and performance art throughout the PDXWLF period – check out our website for exhibit specific details!

The goal of this project is to engage East Portlanders, in particular youth and families, to create, dream, and build together. This project will facilitate conversations between neighbors and build community connections by creating a space where people can take pride in East Portland, learn new skills together, and build a more inclusive and joyful community. This work builds connections and inspiration through creative collective work to promote resilience in underserved East Portland communities.

“Lights in Lents” is generously funded by a small grant from the Office of Community & Civic Life, and it’s supported in-kind by Four Forces Inc in addition to donations of time, equipment, and resources by our neighbors. If you’d like to support this project or sponsor


East Portland Collective


Yathzi Turcot


East Portland Community!