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‘Me and My Community’ mural revealed in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood

“This is the community staring back at itself.”
The “Me and My Community” mural was commissioned and launched as a youth-engagement initiative...
The “Me and My Community” mural was commissioned and launched as a youth-engagement initiative to beautify the Buckeye neighborhood.(CollectivExpress)
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 12:48 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood has received a new splash of color.

Community leaders and partners dedicated the “Me and My Community” mural Sunday afternoon.

The dedication was scheduled to occur outside the Shaker Square Towers on E. 130th Street, but was moved inside due to weather conditions.

Spanning across 2,725 square feet, the mural reflects a multigenerational endeavor to create a more beautiful space for residents.

The “Me and My Community” mural was commissioned and launched as a youth-engagement initiative...
The “Me and My Community” mural was commissioned and launched as a youth-engagement initiative to beautify the Buckeye neighborhood.(CollectivExpress)

Partners said the mural was commissioned and launched as a youth engagement initiative.

“The ‘Me and My Community’ mural project started with street organizing,” Josiah Britt, founder of CollectivExpress, said in a media release, “and grew into a community-driven and produced mural made possible by funders and youth that believed in the project’s formation.”

The “Me and My Community” mural was commissioned and launched as a youth-engagement initiative...
The “Me and My Community” mural was commissioned and launched as a youth-engagement initiative to beautify the Buckeye neighborhood.(CollectivExpress)

Speakers included:

  • Blaine Griffin, Councilman, Ward 6 (Speaker)
  • Lauren Pearce, Make Your Mark Muralist (Speaker)
  • Brandon Graves, Make Your Mark Muralist (Speaker)
  • Anita Gardiner, Councilwoman, Ward 4
  • Tarra Seifullah Petra, Public Art Coordinator, City of Cleveland
  • Tim Tramble, President & CEO, St. Lukes Foundation
  • Gregory Peckham, Executive Director, LAND Studio
  • Tom O’Brien, Director, Neighborhood Connections
  • Char and Chuck Fowler, Co-Founders, The Char & Chuck Family Foundation
  • Jason Tidmore, Principal, Harvey Rice Wraparound School

Watch live in the video player below.

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