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“Everyone carries something”: Local artist creates powerful mural for our times

Every year, Cleveland Public Library and LAND Studio create a new, temporary public art installation at the Eastman Reading Garden downtown. This year, however, the “See Also” program is also being extended into the city’s neighborhoods, and a large new mural by artist Darius Steward recently went up at the Lee-Harvard branch at 16918 Harvard Ave.

Pianos as art: Join Piano Cleveland’s scavenger hunt

Get ready, get set, go! From June 11 to July 8, fifteen uniquely repurposed pianos will decorate Cleveland neighborhoods as part of The Grand Piano Pursuit, a musical scavenger hunt organized by Piano Cleveland where participants can win prizes in the lead up to the Cleveland International Piano Competition.

Old school still rules: Lee-Harvard’s high census response rate could teach other neighborhoods a few tricks

Miles Hackney has lived in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood for more than 50 years. The brick and vinyl-sided colonial on the city’s east side was new when he bought it in 1968, and so was the neighborhood. Historically known as Cleveland’s “Black suburb in the city,” Lee-Harvard was a place of opportunity where Black people could afford to buy homes and raise their families in a good neighborhood.

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