Columbus, Ohio is just overflowing with so many talented artists in so many genres and there is always someplace somewhere where art is being created or shown. Because of Covid-19 this year, art and other events that normally would have had hundreds and hundreds of attendees have been cancelled. And while that is very disheartening (hoping so much that things will be back in 2021) it has not stopped art from being created such as this project named Summer Spray.
Summer Spray is a project of the Short North Alliance made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Short North Alliance Art Fund.
This is a collaborative mural making event that has showcased the live creations of one amazing 1,280 square foot wall mural painted each weekend by different local artist/s which began July 11 and is scheduled to end September 13. It is possible that it will remain up longer which gives you time to see the murals if not the artists creating them. Each artist has created a piece of work that while unique to them, their style and their inspiration; will blend in with the prior artists work thus making a beautiful “one out of many” mural wall.
Here is one of the artists working on her part of the series. As I watched her create I witnessed just how detailed and time consuming creating these murals can be. I don’t think I could ever finely control a can of spray paint like this!
Artist Robert “Mrrobotgeek” Williams is scheduled to paint September 5 and artist Felicia “FDZ” Dunson wraps up the event, painting on September 12.
While we may all hate to see summer end (except maybe for you pumpkin spice fans) this is a great sendoff for it. The mural is located on West Goodale Street between High Street and Park Street, near Goodale Park in the Short North Arts District. Have a nearby seat and enjoy the artistic view.
To read more about each artist and the Short North Arts District, click here.