Sep 192009
 

Illustration of “Downtown Cats” mural to be placed on
a building in Downtown Canton, OH

I am very excited to announce my largest commission ever: The “Downtown Cats” mural that will be placed on the building currently occupied by HEAP in Downtown Canton, OH. The building at 201 5th St. NW is in the heart of the Canton Arts District next to the historic Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography.

The mural depicts 4 cats sitting in windows shaped like those on surrounding buildings looking out onto a cityscape. Who are the 4 cats? The most famous downtown cats around, of course! Brewskie Butt, Art Adventures Studios official spokescat, and his housemates Noah, Slick and Who, will each be featured in one of the windows.

The mural will be painted in the studio on wood and then will be attached to the building. Each “window” will be approximately 4 ft. X 8 ft. Although I intend to blog about each step in the process, the formal unveiling of the mural is planned for July 2010.

I am very grateful to Tim Belden and the Timothy S. Belden Charitable Fund for commissioning the mural and for being such a solid supporter of the Canton Arts District. Tim is the genius behind the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, which has brought world class photography to Canton. I am also very grateful to Robb Hankins of ArtsInStark, the County Arts Council, for his support in developing this project, and to the Canton Development Partnership for their support.

There are so many amazing things going on in the Canton Arts District, and I am thrilled to be a part of all the excitement! Canton’s downtown is being reinvented by the arts, and despite the economic difficulties facing the entire country of late, Downtown Canton continues to grow. As I post about the development of this project, I will also report on other great projects going on in the district.

Don’t you wish you were in Canton?

Life is an Adventure!
BZTAT

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  1. I love it!!!Are they going to be waterproofed (since they're wood and all, just wondering)?Can't wait to see it as it goes up! Congrats on the project, and concats to the soon-to-be-famous(er) kitties!

  2. I love it!!!

    Are they going to be waterproofed (since they're wood and all, just wondering)?

    Can't wait to see it as it goes up! Congrats on the project, and concats to the soon-to-be-famous(er) kitties!

  3. This is awesome!

  4. This is awesome!

  5. To the Cute: Yes, the panels will be prepared, painted and finished with the finest of materials to ensure longevity. That is why is will take so long to do. I will use a kind of sign board typically used for billboards and other outdoor signs. They will be primed with a special primer and painted with paint specifically designed for outdoor murals. Finally, they will be varnished with a special varnish that has a high degree of UV protectant and will seal it from moisture. Thx for asking!!!

  6. To the Cute: Yes, the panels will be prepared, painted and finished with the finest of materials to ensure longevity. That is why is will take so long to do. I will use a kind of sign board typically used for billboards and other outdoor signs. They will be primed with a special primer and painted with paint specifically designed for outdoor murals. Finally, they will be varnished with a special varnish that has a high degree of UV protectant and will seal it from moisture. Thx for asking!!!

  7. Congrats! This is going to look great downtown!

  8. Congrats! This is going to look great downtown!

  9. we're sooooo happy for Bztat! what a great thing to happen! Downtown Canton is so lucky to have you guys! heheh

  10. we're sooooo happy for Bztat! what a great thing to happen! Downtown Canton is so lucky to have you guys! heheh

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