Mural on Clark and W. 25th Vandalized

click to enlarge Mural on Clark and W. 25th Vandalized
Sam Allard / Scene
"It's Up to Us," the mural that John Rivera-Resto and his team painted in 2012-2013 on Clark Avenue and W. 25th Street, has been vandalized with a large graffiti tag.

The mural is a tremendous artistic achievement that took months to produce. Its images are meant to capture the evolution of a neighborhood and the ways in which people working in community can build a safer and better future.

"A great mural lives within an environment. But it does not preach, it does not blame; it makes us understand," Rivera-Resto said, upon the mural's completion.

The mural, which was to serve as an artistic centerpiece of a new development corridor in the city's Clark-Fulton neighborhood, won "Best Public Art" in Scene's annual Best Of competition in 2015.

WKYC reported that a property owner across the street is offering a $200 reward to anyone who "apprehends the perpetrators."
Like this story?
SCENE Supporters make it possible to tell the Cleveland stories you won’t find elsewhere.
Become a supporter today.

Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
Scroll to read more Cleveland News articles

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.