The community was invited to help paint the crosswalk, or ArtWalk, at Main and Melindy streets in Over-the-Rhine during the neighborhood’s Second Sunday on Main
. Artists Beth Graves, Pam Kravetz and Carla Morales designed and painted the outline of the crosswalk, aptly named “Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?”
About 50 community members painted as little or as much of the crosswalk as they wanted.
“The most expensive part of any street painting is closing the street, so Second Sunday was a great time and place to do it,” says Margy Waller, Serendipity Director for Art on the Streets
Another crosswalk will be painted during next month’s event, and Waller says they hope to have one or two painted at every Second Sunday between now and October.
Art on the Streets will also have an ArtWalk painting during the Walnut Hills Cincy Summer Streets
on July 19, which was designed and outlined by Graves. There are also plans to have an ArtWalk at Northside’s Cincy Summer Streets on Aug. 24.
“ArtWalks reflect the vibrancy that the arts bring to neighborhoods, and show how arts bring people together,” Waller says.
The Main Street ArtWalks are being funded by a grant from Cincy Sundaes
and a matching grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Challenge
. The Walnut Hill’s ArtWalk is being funded by Interact for Health
and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation