New Public Art for Warehouse District Tells a Story

November 25, 2013
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There’s a lot to see in our neighborhood here in Cleveland, what with the retail and restaurants and historic buildings and . . . you get the point. Well, the Warehouse District is on the receiving end of more goodness as the first installation of a new public art project have recently been installed. Two of many more kiosks that tell the story of the historic neighborhood are now officially a part of our district. Their creation is another in a long list of reasons why the Warehouse District is a truly special, special place. An excerpt of the story reads below.

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The first two kiosks of the Warehouse District Anthology were unveiled Nov. 14 to about 30 people at the northwest corner of West St. Clair Avenue and West 6th Street in downtown Cleveland.

Designed by Cleveland Heights artist Corrie Slawson, with text by Historic Warehouse District Development Corp. executive director Tom Yablonsky, the 11-foot-high, totemic structures begin to tell the story of the area.

Architectural Style and Architects is the name of the one at that highly trafficked corner. The second, The Garment District, is a block north on West 6th; it honors an industry that once thrived in the area.

Think of the Warehouse District Anthology as a topographical book. What stole the spotlight were the first two chapters.

Funded by a combination of federal and municipal money, the project eventually will feature 10 such kiosks. An 11th is a possibility. Slawson is working on the next “chapters” already.

The Historic Warehouse District Development Corp. commissioned the work.

[Source: Cleveland Jewish News]

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