New Public Art in MidTown!

Have you seen the new art pieces along Euclid Avenue?

This summer, MidTown Cleveland, Inc., in partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, revealed a set of BioArt Wraps to cover nine utility boxes along Euclid Avenue with artwork designed by Cleveland Institute of Art students in the Biomedical Art Department. This is the first step in a larger effort to cover utility boxes all around MidTown with artwork. For each corridor, planned artwork will take a different approach, selecting different artists, and working with different partners.

Next up are four traffic control boxes along Payne Avenue between East 30th and East 40th Streets!

Rendering of artwork by Kathleen Marcotte on a utility box on Payne Ave. and East 36th Street.

Each box will soon be covered in an artist-designed wrap that adds public art and vibrancy to the neighborhood. Keep an eye out for their new outfits, which will be revealed next month. Featured artists are Jordan Wong (E. 30th Street), Mitzi Lai (E. 33rd Street), Kathleen Marcotte (E. 36th Street), and Julia Kuo (E. 40th Street).

Additional utility boxes in the works include those along Euclid Avenue from I-90 to East 46th Street, which will be covered with elements from a mural entitled “Breaker of Chains” by local artist, Darius Steward, and utility boxes along East 55th Street from Payne to Cedar Avenues, which will feature artwork by local African American artists.

Many thanks to Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, and the AsiaTown Advisory Committee for the support of this project.


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