The continued beautification of Gordon Square and the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood is pressing forward with the installation of eight new murals. Started in 2017, in an effort is to infuse the neighborhood with art that is free and accessible to anyone and everyone, the project is expected to be completed by the end of May. These murals will appear along Detroit Avenue between W. 74th Street and W. 52nd Street.
The Gordon Square Arts District partnered with LAND Studio and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization to coordinate the mural installation, while funding was received from The Cleveland Foundation, the City of Cleveland Casino Revenue Fund, Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone, Hilton, The David and Inez Myers Foundation, American Greetings and Sherwin-Williams.
The first mural (already completed) is located on the Western side of Stockyard Meats and was made by Cleveland artist Eileen Dorsey in collaboration with Chicago-based graffiti artist Ish Muhammad through a partnership with Graffiti Heart and Neighborhood Connections.
The largest mural of the series will be painted by Baltimore artist duo Jessie and Katey on the eastern wall of the Centers for Families and Children’s Reinberger Auditorium located at 5209 Detroit Ave.
This May, the six remaining murals will be completed by Cleveland artists.
- Darius Steward’s mural is being painted on the eastern wall of Buehner’s Office Supply Co. (5818 Detroit Ave.)
- Ryan Jaenke is painting on the western wall of the Butcher Building (6814 Detroit Ave.)
- Dante Rodriguez is painting on the western wall of Astoria Café & Market (6417 Detroit Ave.)
- The building at 6805 Detroit Ave. will have two murals; Lisa Quine is painting the east wall and Justin Michael Will is painting the west wall.
- Matthew Sweeney’s mural will be installed on the western wall of Banter (7320 Detroit Ave.)