Calling All Artists: Spectacular Vernacular, Lakewood Public Art Program

The Town of Lakewood’s Public Art Program creates opportunities for artists and homeowners/business owners to collaborate to create artwork designed for the public on private property.

Since 2016, the City has invested in public-private art projects to increase its value as a place that attracts and retains residents, entrepreneurs, employees and offers entertainment. Higher community values ​​like these help attract and retain businesses and residents, while strengthening social ties. Based on lessons learned from past projects, the Town of Lakewood is pleased to apply for the 2022 Vernacular Spectacular Grant.

Spectacular Vernacular funds civic art projects in the town of Lakewood. The goal of the grant program is to encourage private investment in public art. The total grants available for 2022 is $50,000. This year’s program focuses on permanent murals, temporary lighting installations that help activate spaces, and other public art and media.

The application deadline is March 22 at 12:00 p.m. This program creates opportunities for artists and business owners/owners to collaborate to create artwork designed for the public on private properties. For more information, visit https://www.lakewoodoh.gov/publicart/.

Kayleen C. Rice