CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

August 3, 2015

Community and Local Artists Work Together to Put ART on the Map

Sign Your Art Initiative Installs 320 Pieces of Local Art on 64 Signs Across City,
Spelling ART on a Google map

 

Columbus, oh – Sign Your Art, a community visual arts project that includes art from 64 local, professional artists and 256 Columbus Arts Festival patrons, is now visible throughout the city and on a Google map. The tiles took five days to install and will be visible on 64 street signs in various neighborhoods around Columbus. The public will be able to view the installations until mid-August.

“This project is a way to celebrate local artists and the community by bringing both groups together on a new and exciting project that hasn’t been done before,” said Jami Goldstein, vice president of marketing, communications and events at the Greater Columbus Arts Council. “We were amazed by how many people participated in this initiative by painting a piece at the Arts Festival, and we can’t wait to see their art displayed around town.”

The large-scale art project is the first of its kind. Conceived by Ohio street artist Stephanie Rond, the vision for the project was to involve both professional artists and the Columbus community—who came out to paint more than 600 6-inch by 8-inch rectangular wooden tiles at the Columbus Arts Festival in June.

In mid July, Rond and project partner Catherine Bell Smith installed 64 street signs with 320 of the artwork tiles. Each sign includes a professional artist piece curated with five of the community art tiles. The street sign addresses were carefully selected to both spell ART when pinned on a Google map and to extend across as much of the city as possible – reaching out to a wide range of neighborhoods.

The public is encouraged to share photos of the signs they find using #artmakescbus and #streetart on various social media platforms.

While the physical artwork will come down in August, the Google map, which includes photos of each sign embedded in each pin, will remain in place indefinitely. Efforts are currently underway to petition Google Cultural Institute to include Sign Your Art in their online Street Art Project.

The art installations can be found at the following addresses:

A (20 pins)

1                1015 Atlantic Ave.

2                6101 Busch Blvd.

3                5794 Sinclair Rd.

4                601 Chase Rd.

5                493 E. Kanawha Ave.

6                328 Fairway Dr.

7                322 E. Jeffrey Pl.

8                90 Desantis Dr.

9                24 E. Cooke Rd.

10               6093 Northgap Dr.

11               5700 Sandalwood Blvd.

12               5514 Sandalwood Blvd.

13               1616 Penworth Dr.

14               1700 Red Robin Rd.

15               1953 Morse Rd.

16               2016 Fenton St.

17               2037 Case Rd.

18               5160 Sinclair Rd.

19               5044 Kingshill Dr.

20               1511 Fahlander Dr. S.

R (31 pins)

21               3680 Granden Rd.

22               125 E. North Broadway

23               19 E. California Ave.

24               2800 N. High St.

25               93 W. Tompkins St.

26               104 W. Northwood Ave.

27               120 W. Lane Ave.

28               169 W. 10th Ave.

29               207 W. 8th Ave.

30               1299 Forsythe Ave.

31             961 Neil Ave. (photo credit: Jerri Shafer)

32             533 Arden Rd.

33             3563 Beulah Rd.

34             989 Lenore Rd.

35             1264 Urana Ave.

36             1401 Oakland Park Ave.

37             2909 Dresden St.

38             1485 Aberdeen Ave.

39             1428 Republic Ave.

40             2259 Ontario St.

41             2185 McGuffey Rd.

42             MAPFRE Stadium, Lamar Hunt Way #1

43             458 E. Northwood Ave.

44             291 E. Northwood Ave.

45             100 E. Norwich Ave.

46             525 E. 20th Ave.

47             695 E. 17th Ave.

48             873 E. 12th Ave.

49             1219 Saint Clair Ave.

50             1100 E. 5th Ave.

51             1241 Gibbard Ave.

 

T (13 pins)

52             642 W. Broad St.

53             333 W. Broad St. (photo credit: Chris Casella)

54             66 S. 3rd St.

55             124 S. Washington Ave.

56             851 Bryden Rd.

57             1128 Bryden Rd.

58             1484 Bryden Rd.

59             431 E. Livingston Ave.

60             893 Bruck St.

61             393 Mithoff St.

62             409 E. Markison Ave.

63             343 E. Barthman Ave.

64             2483 Parsons Ave.

For more information, visit columbusmakesart.com/sign-your-art/.

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