Public Art

Avondale Heroes

Powered by the NEP and PIVOT initiative, Avondale residents asked the City of Cincinnati, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio and ArtWorks to create this mural in celebration of heroes in Avondale. Lead designer and former Avondale resident, James Pate, worked with ArtWorks to engage community members to shape the design of the mural, which spotlights the professions of everyday neighborhood heroes such as mothers, barbers, students, police officers, clergy members and more. The rich, vibrant color palette complements the mural’s intention to transform this corner into a hub for community collaboration and activation. The mural was painted by a team of six local Youth Apprentices, including Avondale residents, and two local Teaching Artists. Who are your local or everyday heroes?

This mural was destroyed in a fire in August of 2021.

James Pate
3371 Reading Road

Tiara Harmon

Shalaisjah Cason, Aiden Cobb, Noor Essakalli, Fiona Harrell-DuChaine, Theresa Johnson, Mattie Masrorocco

The City of Cincinnati, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, Cincinnati Police Department, Youth to Work, LISC, PNC Bank, Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, 2018 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors, American Scaffolding, Inc., ArtWorks Board of Trustees

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, Community Police Partnering Center, Uptown Consortium, BNF Painting, LLC., Neyer Properties & Kulkarni Properties, Lamar Advertising, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Avondale Community Council, Avondale Development Corporation, and Gabriel’s Place

Brandon Hawkins