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Building Bridges

Murals with a Mission

About Building Bridges

Our mission is to create community based public art that fosters youth development and supports emerging artists,
thereby public art becomes a tool for community engagement in a common spirit,
through urban revitalization and beautification.

We do this by:

  • Fostering youth development through experiential art education, job training and mentorship with professional artists.
  • Supporting artists and artisans in sharing their talents and experiences with youth and communities in Cleveland.
  • Developing sustainable partnerships with community organizations in order to create murals that reflect the community's culture, history, and vision.
  • Using the power of art and the mural design process as tools for community engagement, urban revitalization and beautification.


Building Bridges Board of Directors

Katherine Chilcote, Director
1927 West 73rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
(216) 374-9339

Board of Directors

Mary Maciejowski - President
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
216.881.6600, ext. 6466

Neil Hodges, Vice President
Cleveland Municipal School District

Matthew Haron – Secretary
Manufacturing Executive.
Cleveland Hardware and Forging

Lynn Phares, Treasurer

Danny Carver
The Cleveland School of the Arts

Dr. Metin  Ayetin
The Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Center

Doug Horner
St. Paul’s Community Church - United Church of Christ

Dagmar Celeste
Former First Lady of Ohio