The Ann Arbor Art Association has sponsored 12 new murals on walls around downtown.
I've posted images of some of them before: here are two new ones that I visited today.
The artist's name is Midnight Olive.
I love the very colorful mazes on three of the large walls.
Along the adjacent wall is a black and white mural by Ann Lewis.
It continues on another wall by a different parking lot.
The 12 murals, including these, were completed between August and October of 2020. The Art Association website explains how these murals were funded: "To make this dream a reality, we crowdfunded throughout July of 2020 and the community raised over $50,000 to pay the artists and cover other mural expenses like equipment rentals, paint, permits etc. Once the goal was met, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) matched the $50,000—doubling the impact of all donations through their Public Spaces Community Places program." (source)
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Nice work! Have a great weekend, Mae.
It's a great way for the artists to get work, and exposure.
Someday I'll get to explore down there again!
How awesome. These are great finds, and I can almost feel your cold weather as you took these shots.
That's a fun mural. I like that is more of a pattern.
I'm intrigued by the mazes and would be holding up my finger trying to make my way through them if I were standing there. Cool!
De belles trouvailles. Passez une bonne semaine.
What a wonderful way to create work for the artists and make a contribution to your area! It must be beautiful to be there. Thanks for sharing it..
I like that these murals are subtle and yet eye catching. Definitely art and design, not graffiti . And if I should ever decide to change my name, I think Midnight Olive would be a good one! )))
One wants to find a way...
Nice finds, Mae!
Midnight Olive, what an interesting name for an artist :)
I like the mazes. Thanks for contributing to Monday Murals Mae.
I love when a new set of murals are created.
Like these murals.
Fun murals. Love the pop of color!
I like the name 'Midnight Olive,' too.
Have a good week, Mae. :)
i love street art/murals. such a wonderful global initiative!
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