March 31, 2022

FRONT Triennial engages globally renowned artist Julie Mehretu to paint mural on Cleveland Public Square’s biggest, blank wall

ipeimyypwvhrvepehpzk4iggim CLEVELAND, Ohio — The biggest and most prominent blank wall in the city, overlooking Public Square and Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland, will soon become a giant canvas for Julie Mehretu, one of the world’s most respected and sought-after contemporary artists. The FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, a...

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August 05, 2021

Black Environmental Leaders Association uplifts 'Garden of 11 Angels' project

The empty plot of land near East 123rd Street and Imperial Avenue in Cleveland carries a dark history, and a group of leaders are aiming to shine a light on the land's past and its future. "It only makes sense that as the project moves forward, The Black Environmental Leaders (BEL)...

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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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