Art Youngstown: Wrap the Arts

Folks in Youngstown have developed a pretty straightforward strategy for dealing with blight: cover it up with some pretty artwork.

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Art Youngstown last weekend unveiled its Wrap the Arts project, in which a desolate parking lot and chain link fence served to display works from some of the region’s talented artists, residents and community organizations.

Forty large, weather-resistant paintings were wrapped around the lot, on the corner of Wick Avenue and Broadway Avenue on city’s North Side.

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The public is invited to view the installation of the project on October 24 between noon and 5 p.m.

Funding for the project was provided by the Wean Foundation.

Thanks to Youngstown Attorney Deb Weaver for sharing the photos and info!

-AS

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3 responses to “Art Youngstown: Wrap the Arts

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  2. Special K

    I like it! I saw a similar idea in vacant buildings in downtown Toledo– it makes vacant storefronts look less desolate with art in them.

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