Centerville Continues Mural Program to Brighten Uptown Neighborhood

  • Showing the creativity and vision of artists through high quality mural designs;
  • Presenting a diversity of artistic styles and perspectives in the city;
  • Increasing the visibility of the arts in the city;
  • To provide jobs to local working artists;
  • To attract more residents, visitors and businesses to the Centerville neighborhood.

The city has another installation: the geometric moose on the south side of Square One Salon & Spa, a mural painted by Jennifer Sayger in 2021.

The new mural behind Marion’s Piazza will span a 140-foot-long, 15-foot-high wall, according to a diagram provided with other “call to artist” specs.

“Our goal is to create one mural a year,” Bostdorff said. “We don’t have a specific number in mind for the program as a whole, but I can imagine the final number will be somewhere between four and eight murals.”

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The deadline for submission is Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m., by email to Bostdorff at [email protected] For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/mural-2022.

Depending on the availability of the selected artist, the city hopes they will begin in late September or October, Bostdorff said. The work will take about a month, weather permitting.

The Centerpieces Mural Program is a partnership between the Centerville Arts Commission and the Centerville Community Improvement Corporation, she said.

The CCIC is paying for the program with staff and commission support from the commission, Bostdorff said. The CCIC has also received support from the Centerville-Washington Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

“The CCIC is a 501c4 organization that supports the city to advance the community’s economic development strategies,” she said. “The CCIC also generates revenue from land transactions and can secure other grants.”

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