Recognized as one of the most important and well-curated mural festivals in the world, POW! WOW! Worldwide has helped transform the physical spaces of 17 communities around the globe. This summer, they are working with Northeast Ohio artists, MidTown Cleveland and LAND studio to make over around 20 facades of buildings in MidTown and its surrounding neighborhood in a celebration of art, culture and community.
CLEVELAND WALLS! seeks to physically transform the MidTown neighborhood through vibrant art and programming while creating opportunities for local artists and elevating their work.
A Mural Program Amidst a Global Pandemic
MidTown Cleveland is committed to keeping CLEVELAND WALLS! as safe as possible for program attendees, artists, neighborhood residents and partners. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will require physical distancing and will follow all state mandates and CDC recommendations. The event will seek to minimize the risks of virus transmission while still celebrating the arts and their ability to help our community process, cope, and find inspiration and joy—an important endeavor now, and always.
The week-long program includes free family-friendly activities, performances and artist talks, in addition to the 20 public murals that will be created during the event.
CLEVELAND WALLS! seeks to bring together a diverse representation of artists and artistic styles in celebration of seeing the world through multiple perspectives, and the value this has in fostering understanding, respect and connection. The event also spotlights Midtown’s unique spaces for living and working, as well as its cultural destinations and eclectic food scene.
The program is presented by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation and with generous support from Dealer Tire.