A Mini-Mural Hunt

The walking tour of the Short North’s newest public art installation is worthy of your steps, but a scavenger hunt element makes everything more fun.

By Jackie Mantey

There’s something young and idealistic about outdoor art, available for all to see. Fitting, then, that the Short North Alliance’s second collection of mini-murals, called “Viewpoints,” stars work by young artists. The artworks will be on view through the year. The images were transferred to sheets of vinyl and heat-adhered to building exteriors to create the illusion that they are painted on the brick. Here are the stories behind four standouts, as well as hints on where to find them. shortnorth.org

“Good Morning” by Kate Valeska

"Good Morning" by Kate Valeska

For the Weinland Park Story Book Project, the Wexner Center for the Arts helped teens create a graphic novel about living in a quickly developing area of town. “Good Morning” is a scene from the resulting compilation of stories.

Location clue: Clothes don’t make the woman, but they don’t hurt when climbing up the business ladder, either.