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About Community Mural Project

The Community Mural Project was a major component of the Cleveland Foundation’s Community of Relationships grant, which aimed to enhance the museum’s relationship with four neighboring communities: East Cleveland, Fairfax, Glenville, and Hough. The mural project was a collaboration in which the museum linked professional artists with neighborhood residents. Cleveland artists involved community members in creating large-scale murals for selected neighborhood locations. Murals were created in each community in 2010 and 2011 for a total of 8 murals.

In both 2010 and 2011 Chalk Festival participants and attendees previewed the mural designs as the artists chalked the full mural cartoon (sketch) during Chalk Festival weekend. Buses transported community members to the Chalk Festival.

The murals were painted on polymetal panels at sites in the community or at the artists’ studios and then installed on site. The artists officially introduced their murals to the public in November 2010 and March 2012 via trolley tours of the murals, which began at the museum and circulated through the communities. The Hough mural for League Park was viewed at Fatima Family Center; installation of this mural awaits completion of League Park renovations.

For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.

 

East Cleveland
Artist: Edward E. Parker
Mural location:
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center
14801 Shaw Ave.
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112

East Cleveland
Artist: Anna Arnold
Mural location:
Pete Enterprises Building
12528 Euclid Ave. at Lakeview Rd.
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112

Fairfax
Artist: Neal Hamilton
Mural location:
Quincy Park
8111 Quincy Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44104

Fairfax
Artist: Van Taylor Monroe III
Mural location:
St. Adalbert School
2345 E. 83 St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44104

Glenville
Artist: Jerome T. White
Mural location:
Al’s Deli
10604 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Glenville
Artist: Sequoia C. Versillee
Mural location:
Murtis Taylor Human Services System
900 E. 105 St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Hough
Artist: Anna Arnold
Mural location:
Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
8611 Hough Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Hough
Artist: Jerome T. White
Mural location:
League Park Plaza
E. 66 St. and Lexington Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Paints generously donated by Glidden® brand.

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