TNP Receives Arts Council Grant Toward Mural Project

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has received a $3,393 grant from the Ohio Arts Council for installation of a mural on ta vacant wall near downtown n the Garden District. TNP will partner with Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative to award a $7,500 stipend to the artist chosen to paint the mural.

“This grant allows us to commission a local artist to install a mural on this site, using a public selection process that will allow our community to help us choose the mural” says Lisa Ramsey, TNP assistant director.

The mural will be installed on a vacant commercial property recently acquired by the Trumbull County Land Bank, said TNP’s executive director, Matt Martin. The Scott Street building is adjacent to TNP’s second “Adopt-A-Home” property renovation, which is for sale.

“TNP has worked with residents to reclaim derelict vacant space in a number of ways and we’re pleased to join with our friends at MVOC to install a mural chosen by the people,” Martin said.

Artists are invited to submit a scaled rendering (56’x24’) of their proposal for the mural by Oct. 1. Entries can be mailed or hand delivered by appointment to 170 N. Park Ave., or submitted electronically to . The theme of the mural is open but artists are encouraged to explore notions of civic and community pride.

The public will have the opportunity to vote on submissions at the Trumbull Art Gallery and cast votes online. The public selection will be by a panel made up of Martin, Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa and Bill Mullane of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County.

In 2014 TNP commissioned Warren artist Thomas Morgan to install a mural at Mahoningside entitled “The Sleeping Giant” using a similar public process. More information about the mural project is available by calling 330 559 9275.

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