West 28th Street Murals
About the Work
The two murals depict an abstracted map of the Ohio City neighborhood along with ten panels featuring drawings by the Lakeview Terrace children whose artworks are mounted on top of the painted map. The intent of the murals is to visually connect the Lakeview Terrace community with Ohio City, showcase the children’s artwork in a public and permanent place, and instill a sense of pride in the residents by bringing positive attention to the area. In addition, the murals are meant to make a smoother and safer transition between Ohio City and the Lakeview Terrace housing.
The West 28th Street Murals were completed through the generous support of the Neighborhood Connections program of The Cleveland Foundation, Councilman Joe Cimperman (Ward 13), the City of Cleveland, and the Cuyahoga County Engineer’s office.
How It Started
Emily Acita, AmeriCorps volunteer and a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, worked with the children of the Lakeview Terrace Community Center to design murals on West 28th Street.