Public Art

The Wall of Education

The original Wall of Education, designed and painted in the late 1970s by Joyce Young, Gilbert Young and a team of students, was a vivid and colorful mural celebrating the lives and talents of Cincinnati’s diverse youth and disciplines of education. This updated Wall of Education honors that legacy with vibrant images of actual Cincinnati students engaged in 21st century pursuits of learning.  “Guardians” have also been painted at intervals along the wall to show the importance of adults supporting children throughout their educational and personal development.



In partnership with ProKids and Cincinnati Public Schools.

2651 Burnet Avenue,Cincinnati, OH 45219

Ryan Little
Keloni Parks

Kiyah Auguste
Gabrielle Fairbanks
Alex Hand
Jonah Harnist
Sydney Jenkins
Osha McEachin
Joshua Mindlin
Wilhelmina Roe
Rupie Spraul
Joseph Adrian Vergara
Kyra Watkins

Mayor Mark Mallory
City of Cincinnati
The P&G Fund
Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Bank, Trustee
ArtWorks Adopt-An-Apprentice Contributors
ArtWorks Board of Trustees

Haile Foundation
Ohio Arts Council

Adrienne Thompson , Althea Thompson