Public Art Walk

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Short North:

6. "Cliff Dwellers" mural

Burgundy Room

641 N. High St., Short North

Although this mural is likely the tallest one in the Short North, it features a quiet, dreary building facade and so it gets scant attention. But we noticed it.

Couple Michelle Attias and Curtis Goldstein created the piece in 2004 in the look of artist and Columbus native George Bellows, a realist painter known for his urban street images. Shadowy people congregate and hang laundry between apartment windows in a scene that could've come straight from a blighted period in the Short North.