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For over 30 years, we have worked to make Cleveland a city filled with vibrant, textured places that unite, inspire, and enrich its people. These are some of our completed works.

Detroit Superior Bridge

Detroit Superior Bridge

The Detroit-Superior Bridge was opened in 1917. Designed to address the traffic congestion on the old Superior Viaduct, the bridge is made up of a series of 12 concrete arches with a center span 96 feet above the Cuyahoga Riv...

Euclid Avenue Planters

Euclid Avenue Planters

Mark A. Reigelman II, a Cleveland Institute of Art graduate, was commissioned to design decorative planters for lower Euclid Avenue. The shape of the planters suggests the paper wrapping surrounding a bouquet of flowers purch...

Orchard School Park

Orchard School Park

Brinsley Tyrrell, a local artist, created 560 linear feet of fencing. Each 10-foot long, hand-forged section of fencing is unique. It depicts groups and individuals in motion- running, dancing, and wheeling their way around t...

The Verdant Walk

The Verdant Walk

The Verdant Walk was a temporary public art installation that stands in view of Marshall Fredericks' beloved Fountain of Eternal Life on downtown Cleveland's historic Mall, the grand civic space resulting from plans laid out ...

East 36th Street Mural Project

East 36th Street Mural Project

A second phase of the project added another partner, The Ohio State University Extension’s Urban Gardening Program. As owners of a community garden at the corner of East 36th Street and Cedar Avenue, the program agreed ...

Lockwood Thompson Dialogues

Lockwood Thompson DialoguesIn Progress

Lockwood Thompson Dialogues is a program created for the Cleveland Public Library by Cleveland Public Art. This annual series exposes the diverse Cleveland population to public discussions that are unrehearsed, unexplored, a...

Eco-Fence

Eco-Fence

The winning design by local artist Steven Manka was selected by a jury of local arts professionals, project representatives, and neighborhood residents. His design incorporates solar panels, bird houses, and “green scre...

For the Gentle Wind Doth Move Silently, Invisibly

For the Gentle Wind Doth Move Silently, Invisibly

New York Artist Brian Tolle, known for his Irish Hunger Memorial in New York’s Battery Park City, was selected by a jury of local arts and civic professionals to create a two-year art installation on Mall B in Downtown ...

Osmosis

Osmosis

Scott Murase's Osmosis is reminiscent of ancient markers such as cairns, stupas, or tombs of prehistoric cultures. It is a long sandstone sculpture that expands along Euclid Avenue in University Circle. There is a relationshi...

Garden Mirrors - Templin Bradley Building

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Garden Mirrors - Templin Bradley Building

In 2013, LAND studio partnered with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization to facilitate a public art process that would deliver...

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