project leader
Keep Euclid Beautiful !
location
1155 Babbitt Rd
(Euclid, Ohio)
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Artist selected for mural!

the project

The City of Euclid and its Keep Euclid Beautiful Committee are currently seeking proposals from local artists and/or artist-led teams to design and install a large-scale mural that involves public participation elements. The mural will celebrate Euclid and its community members and act as a gateway, depending on from which direction you are traveling, into the south or north side of the city. Potential subject matters and themes might play off of the following statements: “do beautiful things”, “shaping our community”, “discover the “u” and “i” in Euclid” or “connect Euclid”. We look forward to reviewing interesting and new ways to represent the community and revealing the choosen design in August 2020.

The mural project is envisioned as having a public participation element (just like the mural painted in September 2018 on Lakeshore Blvd in downtown Euclid!). A portion of it will take a paint-by-numbers approach, wherein the selected artist or team will design the mural with aspects of the painting that can be completed alongside community members (YOU!). The Keep Euclid Beautiful Committee and other community partners look forward to assisting the artist with the community paint facilitation. All CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure a safe experience for all involved.

The project is located in the heart of the City of Euclid’s industrial and innovation corridor, on a concrete retaining wall associated with a railroad and owned and maintained by the City of Euclid. The wall is located on the east side of Babbitt Road near the new Amazon complex. A section of Babbitt Road will be closed to vehicles while the mural is installed in September 2020.

We are raising money to directly support the professional artists and artist-led teams selected through a competitive 'call for artists' process (hosted by Arts Cleveland on https://mycreativecompass.org)! Funds raised on IOBY up to $4,000 will be included in the stipend for the local, talented artist(s) selected to design and implement the giant mural. Additional funds will be used to offset the cost of materials (primer, rollers), promotional materials and ensuring the health and safety of all participants in the communtiy painted mural and weekend install event (including portable restrooms and hand sanitizing stations).

In-kind donations of materials and temporary loans of equipment such as scaffolding, drop clothes, paint brushes and containers, speakers, hand wipes, etc are very much needed and appreciated! Keep Euclid Beautiful will provide up to 40 gallons of paint (including primer), colors of the artist’s choosing, through a grant recieved from Sherwin Williams.

the steps

  • The artist and/or artist-led teams will be selected by July 31, 2020 by a jury including local artists.
  • The selected proposal shall be reviewed by the City’s Architectural Review Board on Thursday, August 27th, 2020.
  • An advance payment of 50% ($2,000) on or before September 1, 2020 and a second payment of 50% ($2,000) will be made to the artist(s) upon completion of the mural.
  • The mural shall be painted over the course of one weekend, September 25–27th, 2020 with the community! So please SAVE THE DATE and join us!

why we're doing it

The City of Euclid and its Keep Euclid Beautiful (KEB) committee has added a new mural to the city's growing public art collection every year since the committee began in 2017.

This will be the largest mural, between 4000 and 8500 square feet on a highly visible wall and the first KEB mural on the south side of the city.

The intent of the mural is to enliven the corridor for both motorists and pedestrians by transforming the barren landscape into a colorful, welcoming gateway to the City’s innovation and industrial district. We look forward to once again involving the community in the painting process during a safe, social-distanced event to take place the last weekend of September 2020, one of the only city-sanctioned events to occur this season due to COVID-19. 

budget

We are raising money to directly support the professional artists and artist-led teams selected through a competitive 'call for artists' process (hosted by Arts Cleveland on https://mycreativecompass.org)!

Funds raised on IOBY up to $4,000 will be included in the stipend for the local, talented artist(s) selected to design and implement the giant mural. Additional funds will be used to offset the cost of materials (primer, rollers), promotional materials and ensuring the health and safety of all participants in the communtiy painted mural and weekend install event (including portable restrooms and hand sanitizing stations).

In-kind donations of materials and temporary loans of equipment such as scaffolding, drop clothes, paint brushes and containers, speakers, hand wipes, etc are very much needed and appreciated! 

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $5,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $269
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.) "    $81
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $5,385
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.    

updates

Artist selected for mural!

We are excited to announce that Brittainy Quinn - Euclid resident, artist and art teacher at the Cleveland School of the Arts – and her artist team were selected to paint this mural! Mrs. Quinn’s proposal was selected by a volunteer jury of city staff, residents, local artists and businesses. The selected proposal was one of nine submitted in response to a competitive call-for-artists. We look forward to seeing the mural painted the last weekend of September 2020!

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Allison L.
  • Christine M.