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Journal On!

Collage of people holding up their journals.

How we journey through this moment, one page at a time.

What’s it like being you right now? How has your life been changed? How will you look back on this moment? We want to hear from you!

The Portland Art Museum, Portland Public Schools, and Create More, Fear Less are assembling one enduring art journal, made up of many, to capture our shared story of this unique moment in history.

How to participate

Respond to our prompts below or follow along on Instagram @journal_on_everyone. Then, upload an image of your work to the gallery.

Share your drawings, words, or photos. Use any creative expression you want. If you’re a musician, dancer, or other kind of artist that doesn’t fit on a page, we’d love to see your process or creation captured in your journal.

We’ll post a new prompt and video every Saturday this summer through mid-August. Respond to any prompts you wish in any order.

If you’d like to make your own art journal using materials around your house, here’s how. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Hana Layson, Head of Youth and Educator Programs.

Weekly Prompts

  • What will you remember most from this time?
  • What does this moment in history sound, smell, taste like?
  • What changes have you noticed around you/? What feels different?


We are grateful to the Miller Family Foundation for generously supporting this project.
Spanish-language content developed with the support and collaboration of AB Cultural Drivers.
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