Unifying the Divide: Bridge Paint Project

February 4th, 2012  |  Published in Civic Engagement  |  3 Comments

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The updayton Creative Communities Planning Team from the 2011 Summit has been working hard to make downtown a more desirable place to “be” while strengthening neighboring communities.

The group is currently looking for a design for its Unifying the Divide: Bridge Paint Project. The location for the artwork is a pedestrian bridge that crosses over US 35 and connects the South Park and Oregon District Neighborhoods. To bring more attention and vibrancy to the area, the team has proposed a community street painting extravaganza on May 5, 2012. The team is offering a $500 prize for a design proposed by a Miami Valley-artist or team of artists.

Miami Valley residents are encouraged to apply. No prior public art display experience is necessary to apply, but it is preferred. The deadline to apply has been extended to March 5, 2012. The top designs will be chosen by the Communities Committee after the entry deadline. The top designs will be posted for public vote and a winner will be announced on March 23rd. The winner will be rewarded a $500 prize after the painting is completed on May 5, 2012. For a submission packet, send an email to updaytoncc@gmail.com.

Not a designer? There are still plenty of ways you can help! Volunteers are needed to assist in a bridge clean up-day on April 28th to prep the bridge for the next week. Then the group will need assistance painting the design on the pedestrian bridge on May 5th!

Painting supplies are also needed. To volunteer or to find out what supplies you can donate, email project leader Laura Estandia at updaytoncc@gmail.com.

Keep checking the updayton website for more updates!



  1. Nathan Stevens says:

    March 16th, 2012at 2:58 pm(#)

    I want to help! I’ll make a modest donation and will volunteer to help with the painting upkeep (graffiti) afterwards. I live 2 houses down at 409 Burns Ave on the South Park side. Is it true the Mont. County bike path will run through this soon too?!

  2. scottmurphy says:

    March 17th, 2012at 9:41 am(#)

    Thanks Nathan!! Someone from our Creative Communities team will be contacting you soon.

  3. Judi Trick says:

    March 21st, 2012at 11:10 am(#)

    I would like to make a cash donation to this project. Where can I send a check?

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