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WATCH LIVE: Cleveland councilmembers announce new public art project on the East Side

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jun 26, 2020

CLEVELAND — Several council members for the City of Cleveland and other civic partners will announce a public art roadmap called “Elevate the East” to install public art throughout several East Side neighborhoods.

Watch a livestream of the announcement at 1 p.m. below:

News 5 livestream event

The project aims to bring public art installations to the Kinsman, Woodland Hills and Buckeye neighborhoods, and comes after a Black Lives Matter mural was pained on East 93rd Street.

“This mural has had more impact than even I envisioned,” said Councilman Blaine Griffin, who represents the neighborhoods. “My hope is that civic partners and funders join the Elevate the East project.”

“Elevate the East” will invite artists to work with Burten, Bell, Carr Development Corp., a non-profit neighborhood group.

“As the councilman of Ward 6, I know that cultural identity, neighborhood history and safe streets are priorities for our residents,” said Councilman Griffin. “Another priority is supporting our local artists.”