project leader
Emily H
4196 Pearl Road
(Old Brooklyn)
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Goal met- but donations will still be used wisely!

the project

The Old Brooklyn Community Mural project aims to bring our community together to create a lasting, visible work of art while helping to promote optimism during the current health crisis.

The mural's design was inspired by the vibrant life and surroundings in Old Brooklyn include the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Brookside Reservation, and the Pedal for Prizes event.  The depictions of outdoor activities are woven into the neighborhood's initials, "OB" and the geometric shapes are inspired by the Old Brooklyn flag.

The mural will be painted at 4196 Pearl Road, directly facing what has become a popular neighborhood gathering place and the site of the Old Brooklyn Farmer's Market.

Our commissioned artist, Bernadette Glorioso, brainstormed an innovative approach to engaging community residents in the creation of this mural while ensuring health and safety. To maintain social distancing, participants will work separately, some painting on the wall and others painting on boards. They will ultimately see all their efforts come together in four parts of the finished mural.

the steps

  • Purchase materials, such as paint, boards, varnish, brushes, PPE
  • Prepare surfaces and grid design. The mural is broken up into four parts. Two parts on the exterior wall and two parts on board. The four parts come together to create an "O" depicting a person walking a dog and the "B" representing a bicycle.
  • Engage residents in the actual painting of the mural over the course of months. The large scale mural will be painted similar to a paint-by-number process.

why we're doing it

Our community needs opportunities to gather together and create beauty and excitement during this crisis.

By involving residents in the creation of this mural, this project will instill civic pride in Old Brooklyn's vibrancy and family-oriented neighborhood during these difficult times. 

Residents will have the opportunity to color in sections of the design and see how their work contributes to the whole vision for the mural, and how their involvement contributes to the greater good of Old Brooklyn.

The desired end result of this project is the creation of a long-standing work of inspirational art- providing inspiration by its end result but also by the process that brings it to that finished point. 



Old Brooklyn Community Mural Final Budget            
Paint, primer, and varnish             
Nova Paints        $1,057.90     
Blick        28.99    Gesso
Painting brushes, containers, sandpaper, etc.             
Just a Buck        5.00    Containers, brushes, tarp
Harbor Freight        51.21    Paint brushes, tape, sandpaper
Hollo's        23.22    paper
Hollo's        5.00    paper
Bernadette Supplies        20.00    brushes
Attachable Mural Surface             
Home Depot        45.96    Hardie boar
PPE and cleaning supplies            
Family Dollar        14.25    cleaning supplies
Professional compensation             
Bernadette        1930.00    
BSMA        406.51    overhead
Community involvement (projected expenses)            
commemmorative plaque        100.00    
use of space thank you contribution to Pearl Rd. United Methodist        300.00    
Volunteer thank you notes        50.00    

TOTAL RAISED = $4,134.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $60.96


Paint, primer, and varnish - $1300

Painting brushes, containers, sandpaper, etc. - $245

Attachable Mural Surface - $80

PPE for volunteers- $75

Professional compensation - $1900

ioby Platform Fee     $35
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)"    $55
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $3,690
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    


Goal met- but donations will still be used wisely!

We are pleased to share that we have met and exceeded our goal.  However, we will still accept additional donations that will help with unanticipated expenses (there always are some).  Any additional funds will be saved for the next mural!

Half way!

We are almost half way to our fundraising goal!  Let's keep the momentum going!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Anonymous
  • Lisa Watson
  • Old Brooklyn Families Group
  • Schiro /Pellegrino Family
  • Vivian W.
  • Tony Glorioso
  • Emily H.
  • Renata J.
  • Tamara Sims
  • Storehouse Tea
  • Meghan R.
  • Josie Roberts
  • Robyn H.
  • Patrick J Scanlan
  • RoseMary
  • Christine Uveges Loya
  • Bernie's other mom
  • Diane and Ethan Smith
  • Joseph G.
  • Joe Glorioso
  • Anonymous
  • Hope
  • Anonymous
  • Mark H.