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Ohio Birds Mural will transform the graffiti-covered underpass of the Indianola Bridge into an art and educational space. Be inspired!
Ohio Birds Mural will transform the graffiti-covered underpass of the Indianola Bridge into an art and educational space. Be inspired!
84 backers pledged $4,417 to help bring this project to life.

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Ohio Bird Mural Update

Dear all, 

I apologize for this overdue update. I hope all have been well and enjoying the beautiful fall weather. 

In the past few months, there have been news about the mural and the Glen Echo Park, and I'd like to keep you posted. 

ALTernative is honored to receive the 2012 Presidential Award award from Columbus Landmarks Foundation. The award committee was particularly impressed by the project's wide range of community collaboration and creativity in raising awareness for historical structure.

Pictures of Ohio Birds Mural are included in the current exhibition, Design in the Hood, now on display at Dinin' Hall (400 W. Rich). The exhibit explores the role of art and design in transforming neighborhoods and making positive impact.

Upon the request initiated by United Crestview Area Neighbors (UCAN), the city of Columbus, through theUrban Infrastructure Recovery Fund (UIRF) Program, will allocate $25,000 to pave/ repave the walkway from Glen Echo Park to the steps at the Indianola Bridge. This will be a great improvement to the park and the mural! 

New batches of Ohio Birds Mural t-shirts are now available, $20 / each. All sales will go toward further improvement of the Birds Mural and the Glen Echo Park. To order, please contact 

Enjoy the pics below, and wish you all wonderful holidays!

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We'll be in touch very soon!

Dear All,

It's very exciting to let you know the Ohio Birds Mural is in the making! Clint Davidson, the artist, has started painting since Monday ( June 18 ) and so far many birds on the south walls are outlined. For a day-to-day progress, please visit our Facebook page, we post pictures to keep you in the loop.

Also, we want to let you know once our funding campaign ends (on June 28), you will receive our survey, requesting your information about, depending on your support level, what size of the t-shirt you would like, which birds you prefer, and how you would like the dedication appear. We'll try our best to satisfy your request, even though we can't guarantee. But we'll make sure to communicate with you for information through email. 

In the meantime, please go visit the Indianola Ave Bridge underpass and say hi to Clint and the birds. Clint usually works down there during the day! He loves having visitors! 

Eliza Ho


Priming Gathering on June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon

Dear generous backers:

The Ohio Birds Mural priming gathering is TOMORROW (June 16) from 9 a.m. to noon. Please spread the word one more time to folks of your networks and groups.

Join us to prime the walls and help fight graffiti

Neighbors and residents are coming to help prime the walls under the Indianola Ave. Bridge at Glen Echo Park. Please come to help, meet the artist, Clint Davidson, and enjoy food donated from great businesses in Clintonville, including Mozart's Cafe, Pattycake Bakery, Clintonville Community Market, and Crimson Cup Coffee. Kids in the neighbors will also host a lemonade stand. Bring a few bucks to buy from them. All proceed goes to help complete the mural and continue beautify our Glen Echo Park and Ravine.

See you this Saturday UNDER THE INDIAONLA BRIDGE, 9 a.m to noon. All clean up and painting supplies will be provided. If you have an old broom, bring along, too.

Please email if you have questions. 

Thank you, thank you! We've met our goal, and we're grateful!

On June 10, 2012, Sunday, at 12:55 p.m., we met our GOAL to raise $2,800. Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this project, and we can't say enough to thank you! In the meantime, we'd like to keep the strong momentum going as many neighbors, birds enthusiasts, and public art supporters are still wanting to support this project. We want to assure you that all the additional funds will go into making the mural even better and more resistant to graffiti. If extra fund allows, we plan on putting an anti-graffiti coating to protect the mural and paving the pathways to ensure easy accessibility of the mural. All these improvements will be made possible with more contributions from you, your friends, and you neighbors! Please continue to spread the word and make this artistic and education Ohio Birds Mural possible! 

We've selected our artist, Clint Davidson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, who has also presented to the organizing committee with a mock-up. Picture shows a 4-year-old standing next to the mock-up.  

Keep up with the momentum!!!

It is only 19 hours since we launched and we're 42% funded! We're very grateful for your support, and know that without you, this project will never be realized. For that, we say thank you! 

Here's an update on the rewards we'll send to our backers. Below is the design for the poster and the t-shirt. I hope you like them, and will continue help spread the word. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know at