Press Release: A New Mural Dedicated To All Things Ann Arbor

Art in Public: A new mural dedicated to all things Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, June 25, 2018 – A new mural has been installed on the back of the Ann Arbor Art Center (facing the Republic Parking lot) and features over 25 unique Ann Arbor-themed references, themes, and landmarks.

Seventeen year old artist and Art Center intern, Olivia Maldonado, designed and painted the mural. It includes elements that all viewers can recognize – sprouting vegetables from the Farmer’s Market to Wallace The Cat from Downtown Home & Garden, and a few famous locals – like the Violin Monster. Every viewer is sure to find something or someone they recognize.

The mural was created as part of a partnership with Toyota Motor North America Research and Development (TMNA R&D) and their involvement in the 2017 Ann Arbor Art Center exhibition, In Transit. The theme of the mural is transportation – or people ‘in transit’, as the goal of TMNA R&D is driving mobility through the arts.

When asked about the mural, Maldonado said, “Not only are there vehicles, bikes, and the other great public transportation that Ann Arbor provides, there are also people in different stages of transit in life, combined with all the things that help cultivate these transitional moments in Ann Arbor.”

The public is invited to come see the mural and share all the Ann  Arbor things they spot! [#a2Mural]

Learn more about Olivia Maldonado and her process in the Ann Arbor Art Center blog.