Join Euclid resident Brittainy Quinn in creating a painted mural along Babbitt Road
Earlier this summer a jury of Euclid residents, business representatives, artists and city staff selected Brittainy Quinn’s proposal for a painted mural on one of the concrete retaining walls near the CSX rail bridge along Babbitt Road nearby Amazon.
The proposal was selected through a competitive process in response to a Call for Artists hosted by Arts Cleveland and incorporates positive messaging reflective of the community and Keep Euclid Beautiful’s mission (a committee of the City of Euclid that is organizing the effort). The mural communicates sentiments of peace, unity and beauty and will transform a barren landscape into a colorful gateway into the city’s industrial and innovation corridor.
The mural will be painted by Brittainy and a team of artists, including former students at the Cleveland School of the Arts where Brittainy is an art teacher. The mural will be painted on Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th. One north-bound lane of Babbitt Road will also be closed during the weekend for the safety of the artists painting.
The community (YOU!) will have the ability to contribute to the mural by adding a hand print and participating in a paint-by-numbers-like process similar to the community-painted mural designed by Charley Frances for downtown Euclid in 2018 and also organized by Keep Euclid Beautiful.
Due to Covid-19, it is necessary to pre-register to participate in the community painted mural event on Sunday, September 27th from 1 to 3pm as well as the clean-up. More information and registration can be found at www.cityofeuclid.com or by contacting Linda Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mural is made possible through a paint grant from Keep Ohio Beautiful and Sherwin Williams, materials donation from The Flying Scotsman as well as donations from Euclid residents and businesses. An IOBY crowdfunding campaign is underway to help support the artist stipend. Thanks to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar. Learn more and consider donating at: https://ioby.org/project/babbitt-road-community-mural-euclid-ohio