Thursday, July 7, 2011

Things to Do In Cleveland Tonight and Tomorrow

Tonight: The Big Urban Photography Show. I have a few photos in this, but mostly I'm excited to see the other work, cause I've already seen mine. Its free!

Tomorrow night: Art Attack! to Save the Columbia Building
Starts at 4pm at the building, which is on E. 2nd and Prospect, and is currently planned to be demolished in order to make a parking garage for the casino.

From Save Lower Prospect, the group organizing this:

Petitions Delivered to Elected Officials; Columbia Building Art Attack

On July 1, 2011, members of Save Lower Prospect Avenue (SLPA) delivered copies of over 1,100 signatures on “Downtown is Our Town” petitions to elected officials.

On Friday, July 8, 2011 from 4:00pm until midnight, SLPA will host an “Art Attack” on the public sidewalks in front of the Columbia Building. Local artists will craft images in sidewalk chalk that will highlight the beauty of the building. Other participants will transcribe the names of each and every Northeast Ohioan who signed the “Downtown is Our Town” petition: a visual representation of where Greater Cleveland stands on this issue.

Local musicians and Dim and Den Sum will be present to inspire us to keep our efforts strong!


If you are unfamiliar with the issue, here's a few links to help explain it:

Threatened: The Columbia Building

What Will Become of the Columbia Building?

So if you're going to be downtown for Made in 216/Dredgers Union Opening, or the ballgame, stop by and support a vision for downtown that preserves the character of our city and promotes liveable walkable spaces. And if you can't make it down, take a minute and sign the petition.

Sunday: Buy Me a Pony Because It's My Birthday.


  1. I'd made the trip down 75 to 80 and came just to see you and the other pictures. Plus, like in Omaha, if I was in Detroit I would not have nothing better to do. And it was free, my fave ticket price..!

  2. My parents went down to the Columbia Building today (Sunday, July 10th) and they found the building and the chalk art to have already been fenced in and inaccessible. There are a couple of local businesses around there, and they were never notified that the fences were going to be put up already, and the fences severely hinder the flow to their buisnesses. Seems kind of messed up, and it seemed to be a direct response to the "art attack". I wish I would have seen your blog about the rust belt art, I would have loved to go to that......


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