Our Levee Mosaic mural painting project in partnership with Parks & rec has been chosen among all the first-place winners this year to be pushed forward for consideration for the Governor’s Award! This is the biggest recognition award for Parks and Recreation in Ohio. We are a top 3 finalist!!!
Our first location opened Sept 12th, 2015 in Miamisburg on Main in a 15,000 sq ft J C Penny built in the 1920's. We had 10 amazing events in that space! A few of my favorites were 'The Shape of You' showing over 80 works of body photographer Gary Mitchel and 'Life" showing over 120 works by micro botanical photographer Jim Shirey. Great music, performance and visual arts experiences!
In the first year we worked with the community of Miamisburg to create 6 collaborative murals. Now 3 years later we have completed over nearly 20 murals in the city, painted and mosaic. One of our most exciting projects has been the Lady Viking Mural on Central in historic downtown. She is a proud and strong female viking painted in the beautiful style of Art Nouveau. The school mascot in Miamisburg is a Viking Warrior. We were recently approached by the city schools for permission to print her image on sports apparel as representation for the female athletes in Miamisburg. We were very excited at the opportunity and gave full rights to the schools to reproduce the image of the Lady Viking. Most of the murals we have lead in Miamisburg have been funded by The Mosaic Institute. We set out to make a difference in peoples lives by working to lead the community to beautify its own city. This mural is a testament that art can make a difference. The positive power of this particular image will inspire and encourage the young women of Miamisburg for years to come!
In the spring/Summer of 2018 we will install our biggest project in the city yet. Work on our (10 block) mosaic sidewalk walking tour is under way and will be completed thru winter. For this project we won a grant from the Ohio Arts Council that was matched by the city.
Although our walk-in Mosaic Art studio has moved to Dayton, our headquarters remains in the Community Park Learning Center on South 1st Street. We are committed to continued efforts of assisting the city of Miamisburg to establish a city funded and operated community art center and to fill the city with as much art as possible.
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550 South 1st Street
Miamisburg, OH, 45432