The Black Lives Matter mural outside City Hall is getting a touchup.
Black Art Speaks, the non-profit behind the mural's creation, will be on Plum Street Wednesday June 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. refreshing the outline of each letter in the mural. The project will be open to the public and will feature live music from DJ Monet and Cleocrt. A protective coating will be applied to the mural on Thursday June 16 from
Traffic on Plum Street will be shut down between Eighth and Ninth streets through 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 so people can get an up-close look at the mural.
The Black Lives Matter mural, similar to those seen in cities including Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, was unveiled in 2020 on Juneteenth. A unanimous ordinance was passed by Cincinnati City Council to install the mural. The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Black Art Speaks, ArtsWave and ArtWorks partnered to make the mural happen; Alandes Powell, board member of Urban League, initiated the project.
Organizers from Black Art Speaks have written and published a coffee table book about the mural's creation, featuring commentary from the artists and photos.