HAMILTON — Three brand new murals will be decorating the walls of Hamilton this summer, as part of StreetSpark's initiative to enhance the city's visual appeal and create a sense of creative community.
StreetSpark is Hamilton's public art program, and has so far worked to bring eight murals to the city since the summer of 2016.
The organization put out a call to artists in December, and since then the program received 44 designs submitted from 30 artists.
From those submissions, three designs were chosen by a committee.
The first mural, titled "Inspiring the Future", will be painted on the Booker T. Washington Community Center. The design was submitted by Jamie Schorsch, Cincinnati artist and art teacher at Oak Hills High School.
The second mural is titled "The Flowing Pride of Lindenwald", and it will be painted on the Minnick's Drive Thru on Pleasant Ave. in Hamilton. This design was created by Dave Rickerd, a local muralist and graphic designer.
The last mural, "Incrementum", will be painted on Max Stacy Flowers on High Street. This mural is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hamilton to celebrate their 100th anniversary. The design was created by artist Paul Loehle, graduate of Stephen T. Badin High School and current Hamilton High School art teacher.
All three murals will be created this summer by teams of professional and student artists.