July 22, 2021

Irishtown Bend hillside team buys key parcel in unusual deal

The partners behind a plan to stabilize the Irishtown Bend hillside and transform it into a park recently tied up another key piece of land for the project. Cleveland neighborhood group Ohio City Inc. paid $500,000 early this month for the former home of Front Steps Housing and Services. The modest...

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July 07, 2021

New Grant Supports Art In Cleveland's East Side Communities

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a $100,000 grant to support art creation in Cleveland's east side neighborhoods. LAND Studio has received an Our Town grant to implement its 50 Actions to Elevate the East: A Guide for Connecting Art & People Plan. Elevate the East is a community-led initiative to...

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June 28, 2021

“Everyone carries something”: Local artist creates powerful mural for our times

Every year, Cleveland Public Library and LAND Studio create a new, temporary public art installation at the Eastman Reading Garden downtown. This year, however, the “See Also” program is also being extended into the city’s neighborhoods, and a large new mural by artist Darius Steward recently went up at the...

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June 18, 2021

Cleveland Planning Commission approves design for memorial garden honoring 11 women killed by Anthony Sowell

Image courtesy Whitley/Whitley Architects, LAND Studio, Western Reserve Land Conservancy The Cleveland City Planning Commission voted unanimously Friday to approve the design for a memorial garden on the former property of convicted killer Anthony Sowell and seven adjacent residential lots in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The approval clears the way for the...

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June 16, 2021

Can Public Art Heal, Unify And Build Trust On Cleveland's East Side?

Getting people thinking and talking to each other is one of the goals of a plan called Elevate the East. It aims to bring murals, outdoor sculptures and landscaped gardens to as many as 50 different sites across the city’s southeastern neighborhoods, including Buckeye, Mount Pleasant and Kinsman. "There's not a whole...

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