Anti-LePage graffiti mural turning heads in Portland

Tucked behind the sewage plant along the oft-neglected entrance to Back Cove in Portland, the legal graffiti wall lies off the beaten path of locals and tourists alike.

Since Friday though, the popular haven for spray paint artists has been getting some extra attention thanks to a controversial mural of Maine Gov. Paul LePage that has been painted along its length.

Photos of the mural have been shared widely on social media in the past few days, with most people showing support for the creation of the images, and a small percentage opposing them.

The creator(s) of the mural- which is presumably in response to LePage’s latest fiasco- did not claim credit for the work on the wall.

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.