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Touring Cleveland's Public Art

It may surprise people to learn that Cleveland has a rich history of promoting public art. Since the early 1900s, the city has installed numerous monuments and outdoor exhibitions showcasing local and globally-recognized artists. In 2004, Cleveland's municipal government instituted a law that allotted 1.5% of the city's total annual capital to fund new public art initiatives. Since then, the city has grown brighter with the influx of creative sculptures, murals, and monuments. This list highlights some of Clevelander's favorite outdoor art attractions. Cover Image: Cleveland's New LED Flame in Veteran's Plaza. Image courtesy of "File:Cleveland LED Flame and Fountain of Eternal Life (9432652663).jpg" by Artix Kreiger 2 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

  • 1.

    Free Stamp

    Free Stamp

    A roadside attraction with a complicated history - see The World's Largest Rubber Stamp

  • 2.

    The Thinker

    The Thinker

    Pride of the Cleveland Museum of Art, this version of The Thinker was cast by Rodin himself.

  • 3.

    Judy's Hand Pavilion

    Judy's Hand Pavilion

    This surreal work of art doubles as a pavilion for people to gather in Toby's Plaza

  • 4.

    The Fountain of Eternal Life

    The Fountain of Eternal Life

    Full of symbolism, this monument honors Clevelanders who have lost their lives serving their country

  • 5.

    Buckeye Trumpet Man and Dog

    Buckeye Trumpet Man and Dog

    The Jazz Man welcomes people to the revitalized Buckeye neighborhood.

  • 6.

    Cleveland Firefighters' Memorial

    Cleveland Firefighters' Memorial

    A memorial honoring the lives of those fallen in the line of duty.

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