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City Club launches 'Freedom of Speech Mural Project' with first of three new murals

September 01, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio - When it comes to free speech and public art murals, the City Club of Cleveland wants...

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Author: Steven Litt

Building on the Reconnection of Parks and Waterways along Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River

July 20, 2018

In the last decade, Cleveland has done something of an about-face on its view toward its rivers and Lake Erie waterfronts. Historically, the city—like many others in the Midwest—had made industrial facilities, railroads, and freeways its primary use of waterfronts, rather than as open space and human-scale developments. Just as other industrial cities—Chicago, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh to name a few—are leveraging riverside redevelopment around park...

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Author: Daniel McGraw

Frame of Mind

July 02, 2018

Murals are having a moment.

From Mike Sobeck’s whimsical pepperoni pizza slice smeared across a cinder block building on West 28th Street to Damien Ware’s vibrantly poetic Love Lunes Over Buckeye on Buckeye...

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Author: James Bigley II

SO-IL + Kurtz wins competition to design Martin Luther King Jr. branch for Cleveland Public Library

June 16, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Public Library’s board of trustees voted Friday to rank the design team of New York-based SO-IL with rising star Jonathan Kurtz of Cleveland as top among three contenders to design the new $10 million Martin Luther King Jr. Branch in University Circle.

The vote authorized the board to negotiate fees and additional development of a design with SO-Il and...

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Author: Steven Litt

There's a Giant Paddle Ball Sculpture Coming to Gordon Square

April 30, 2018

The view for those dining on Whoppers and Mac & Cheetos inside the Burger King on Detroit and 75th street is about to get a whole lot more ... playful.

As part of a collaborative effort between local artists, Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone and various arts and development groups, two new pieces of public art are slated to join Gordon Square.

Known mostly as the...

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Author: BJ Colangelo


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In 2016 the See Also installation featuring 376 colorful creatures designed by the Italian art collective CrackingArt, exceeded the Eastman Reading...

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October 03, 2018

Sam3's "Walking on Water" mural on Cleveland water tower to be completed this month

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