Free App, Sponsored by PNC, Allows Community, Visitors to Explore Beauty of Cleveland’s Neighborhoods
CLEVELAND, April 7, 2022 − LAND studio has announced the debut of a new app, The City is Our Museum, that will promote the exploration of Cleveland’s expansive public art and public spaces.
The free app, available to download from the Apple Store and Google Play, is based upon the success of a social media campaign launched during the pandemic. It features several self-guided neighborhood tours as an opportunity for Clevelanders to explore their city this spring and summer. The vision for the app is to connect residents and visitors to Cleveland’s ever-expanding public art collection, highlighting the beauty in the city’s neighborhoods, as well as include other notable sites related to the city’s history and infrastructure that residents might explore.
“We are not only excited to share this app with our community and visitors to Cleveland, but we are excited about the opportunity to shine a much deserved light on Cleveland’s incredible public art scene, and the talented artists that have created it,” said LAND studio Executive Director Greg Peckham.
The City Is Our Museum app, sponsored by PNC Bank, will unveil five tours at its debut, with plans to add additional neighborhood tours through the summer. Available now are tours of Buckeye Shaker, the central downtown district, the near west side, MidTown, and the Cleveland Walls! mural festival. Within the app, users will learn about the art they’re seeing, the artist that created it, opportunities to follow those artists on social, and even media clips associated with the piece.
“PNC has an established history of investing in the communities we serve through support of the arts, as we understand the economic, social, and civic impact a thriving arts and culture community brings to a city,” said Pat Pastore, PNC regional president for Cleveland. “There’s no better place to further engage our Main Street Bank approach than through our thriving, diverse neighborhoods and LAND studio’s efforts.”
About PNC Bank:
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
About LAND studio:
LAND studio is the creator of the The City is the Museum app. LAND studio is a catalyst, convener, and collaborator. For more than thirty years, LAND studio at its predecessor organizations have managed a range of public art installations, cultural programming, and civic space development projects across the city of Cleveland, engaging the community, including residents, local leadership, and a network of nonprofit and civic partners. LAND studio expands opportunities for public art investments and seeks ways for its work to reflect Cleveland’s diverse neighborhoods. As dialogue related to racial equity and inclusion continues to evolve in society, LAND studio is committed to creating and maintaining opportunities for everyone, regardless of race, gender, ability, or the community in which they live.