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A Dayton artist is working on a new way to memorialize victims of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic.

The project would create a memorial wall made of hand-cut mosaic tiles, called the  “Wall of Perseverance.”

Some walls and boarded storefronts along a couple of east side Cleveland streets are due to get an artistic makeover this summer as "Inner City Hues" brings a series of murals to the neighborhood.  

Bianca Butts came to the Zelma George Recreation Center on a Tuesday night to meet some artists who plan to bring new life to her neighborhood.  The center sits in between Buckeye and Kinsman roads, two major east-west thoroughfares running through the east side of Cleveland.  Once bustling arteries, the streets are now home to some shops, and many abandoned businesses.

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Columbus has released its Art On High strategic vision, as part of a plan to spend $420,000 of city money on public art along High Street, from Goodale to Ninth Avenue.

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The Greater Columbus Convention Center completed a $140 million expansion and renovation this week, which includes the unveiling of 200 original pieces of local artwork to decorate the center. But it's a 14-foot-tall sculpture that will likely become the face of the project.

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Join us for a special live broadcast at The Greater Columbus Convention Center! We'll talk the development of our convention center as well as the trends surrounding others across the country. Also learn more about a new art installation that will make its debut at the convention center this week. 

All Sides Weekend: Urban Art and Urban Renewal

Aug 25, 2017
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Today at 11am 

Host, Clare Roth, talks with community members and creators about the Columbus take on public art and urban renewal. This weekend marks the 10 year anniversary for the Urban Scrawl arts festival, held in the Franklinton Arts District.

Franklinton being a site of much change and development in the city has used art to spur changes in the community- we'll look at that and more. 

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High Street, especially around the Short North, has long operated as the center of Columbus’ arts and culture scene. As part of the city’s Streetscape Improvements Project, High Street may soon become a haven of public art, as well.

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The 28-foot-tall replica of a rubber stamp perched next to Cleveland City Hall today appears polished, its red handle gleaming in the sun. This whimsical sculpture, known as “Free Stamp,” was created by Pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen over 30 years ago.

Columbus Arts Festival: Public Art

Jun 9, 2017
The two statues "Charging Bull" and "Fearless Girl" found on Wall Street
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Public art can prompt a conversation, but whether the discussion is positive or negative is up to its viewers. Recently, the installation of the sculpture"Fearless Girl" twenty feet in front of "Charging Bull" has sparked controversy.

 While some call the arrangement a symbol of feminism, others claim it's a sponsorship for an index fund on Wall Street. Coming up, we're talking about public art during a broadcast from the Columbus Arts Festival.

10:00 What is public art? Who picks what art is allowed in public? What is a city image? On this hour of "All Sides," we'll answer these questions as well as discuss the possibility of a 6-story sculpture in your neighborhood. Guests