Euclid Corridor Transportation Project

 

Public Art

Integrated Art Installed Along Corridor

The following are several integrated artworks that are being installed along Euclid Avenue. Click here to find out more about each integrated art piece.

sidewalk-embedded artistic element, click for larger image

manhole cover as an artistic element, click for larger image

Public Art (Bridge Pattern Crosswalks, E. 187h Street/Euclid Avenue), click for larger image

Tree Grates (Mark Howard), click for larger image

decorative skin for the trash cans along Euclid turns them into works of art, click for larger image

Euclid Corridor Poised for Artistic Vitality Through Public Art

An important component of the Project will be including integrated and independent permanent artworks along the Corridor. Cleveland Public Art was awarded the contract to develop a Public Art Master Plan to identify both public and private art opportunities that will highlight artistic merit and community benefits. The artworks will be integrated with the overall urban design, including lighting, streetscape landscape, and bus stations.

Cleveland Public Art started its effort to involve Greater Clevelanders last fall at the Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs with a symposium involving public art experts from around the country. Since the kick-off, Cleveland Public Art has sponsored several artist-led community focus groups in neighborhoods along the Corridor. "Information and ideas gathered through these meetings will serve as the basis for the Public Art Master Plan," says Lillian Kuri, Executive Director of Cleveland Public Art.

The ideas discussed at the focus groups have emphasized looking for public art projects that relate to the unique neighborhoods along the Corridor, as well as projects that, visually, will help tie it together from end to end. Cleveland Public Art captured many ideas developed during the focus groups and presented them to the RTA Board, City of Cleveland Design Review Committee, and the City of Cleveland Planning Commission. The groups found the approach to be exciting and are looking forward to the completion of the Public Art Master Plan and specific proposals.

Neighborhoods have been studied from Public Square to East Cleveland, where that city is in the process of creating its own Arts District. "We hope that RTA's initial investment will serve as a catalyst for private funding for additional Public Art in and around the Euclid Corridor in the future," says Kuri.

To view the complete public art master plan, see the following link:

The photos below are from the community focus groups.
Public Arts Meeting

14th Street - Part of a comment sheet with ideas for Playhouse Square at East 14th Street.
14th Street

Midtown 55th Bridge - A comment sheet for the Midtown railroad bridge above East 55th Street.
Midtown E55th St Bridge