ST. CLAIR SUPERIOR NEIGHBORHOOD
Once a thriving neighborhood, this area in midtown Cleveland had become an example of urban blight. The community development corporation wanted to redefine its neighborhood through public art and branding, “creating vibrancy, engaging residents, supporting existing merchants, attracting new ones, creating more colorful streets . . . and activating empty spaces and buildings.”
Community voices were collected using outdoor question boards on the street and at community events. Street murals using direct quotes from the boards were installed on vacant buildings. The results were community-driven and inspiring.