Best Public Art: Short North Mural Projects

From the March 28, 2013 edition

As part of the city’s 200Columbus celebration, 10 galleries in the Short North Arts District sponsored one vinyl photograph mural.

Each mural, which ranged in size from 120 to 200 square feet, was molded to a building in the neighborhood, visible to all passersby.

The artwork of the murals was a high-resolution photograph of an actual piece of art made by a local artist that could be seen at the gallery that sponsored it.

The mini-murals brought the galleries outdoors and added visual appeal to the bustling strip. Sid Chafetz’s mural of “Emily Dickinson—Amherst Maid” on the side of Mary Catherine’s Antiques had an added level of poignancy when the influential artist and printmaker passed away earlier this year.

Best Public Art runners-up: CCAD Art Sculpture, Short North American Gothic Mural

Best Art Gallery >>