These new murals bring more color to the streets of Hamilton, thanks to the StreetSpark program.
Every year since 2015, Hamilton's StreetSpark program brings new vibrancy to the city in the form of mural art. In total, the artists of StreetSpark have painted 14 incredible outdoor murals, including the three most recent works of art painted throughout the Summer of 2020. These new beauties amplify the surroundings of the city’s North End, Jefferson Park and the local neighborhoods. Check out the new completed murals below— each with their own unique concept.
1. The Robros
Lead Artist and Designer: Logan Walden
Supporting Artists: Kinsey Downs, Jamie Schorsch
Location: 802 Heaton Street | Hamilton, Ohio
This mural features two larger-than-life robot brothers amidst a vibrant pink sky. The designer of the mural, Logan Walden, intended for the building windows to be used as the robot's eyes. The North End neighborhood has a strong industrial history, so this design concept pays tribute to that as well.
2. Garden of Dogs
Lead Artist and Designer: Christian Dallas
Supporting Artists: Mark Hanavan, Olga Klepinger, Emily Mason, Sydnie Reatherford, Latosha Stone
Location: Elite Performance & Wellness | 190 N. Brookwood Avenue | Hamilton, Ohio
Hidden within this mural are multiple symbolic messages of Ohio— including buckeyes to represent Ohio's state tree, carnations to represent the state flower, trillium to represent the state wildflower, and lady bugs to represent the state bug.
There are also seven bulldogs included representing Hamilton High School’s mascot. Can you spot any?
3. Garden Parade
Lead Artist and Designer: Lizzy DuQuette
Supporting Artists: Sarah Baker, Emilie Abrams
Location: Jefferson Park | Corner of East & Henley Avenues
135 feet of pure mural joy! This whimsical work of art features a group of children parading between giant sunflowers and garden creatures. The concept was inspired by the mission of the Boys and Girls Club and the surrounding Jefferson community, to help all children feel welcomed and instill a sense of belonging.
All Photo Credits to StreetSpark (@streetsparkart)
The StreetSpark program was founded in 2015 in partnership with the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, the City of Hamilton, and the Hamilton Community Foundation. This public art program aims to help enhance the arts identity of Hamilton as well as create more opportunities for local artists.
Download the current Street Spark Murals Map
When you visit a mural, snap a photo and tag #streetsparkselfie on social media!