This August the city of Cleveland Heights will be theirs 100th birthday. One of the first things city officials do during the year-long celebration is a Call to artists To create a mural on Noble Road marking the past 100 years and looking forward to the next 100 years.
The Cleveland Heights Centennial Mural Building is located at 2555 Noble Rd.The new 40 feet by 11 feet (480 by 133 inches) The mural will be placed on the side of a brick building at 2555 Noble Road.
Mary Trupo, director of communications and public engagement at Cleveland Heights, is hoping for submissions that incorporate the city’s “Everyone is Welcome” motto – an indication of Heights’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“We explored the city to find a place where a mural would really burst,” says Trupo about the choice of location. She says they want something that both celebrates the city’s 100 year history and displays an enduring, family-friendly image that will carry Cleveland Heights into the next century.
The winner will receive a $ 1,000 scholarship. A professional wall painter then creates the installation, which must include air conditioning and rain barrels.
Submitting artists must live or work in Cleveland Heights. Three finalists will be selected to interview with the selection committee. The competition is also open to Cleveland Heights High School Seniors who are art students.
“One of the reasons we did this is to leverage the creative abilities of our community,” says Trupo. “You don’t have to be a professional artist to apply. We have so many creative people in Cleveland Heights – if you have talent, don’t let that stop you not being a professional artist [and apply]. ”
Artist submission opened on Wednesday April 21st. The original deadline for submission was Monday, May 17th. However, it has only been extended by one week to Monday, May 24th, to accommodate the potential high school applicants currently taking their final exams.