When it comes to these new murals in the Short North, we’re here to say it and spray it.
The Short North Summer Spray series has returned and it brought 11 Ohio-based artists to the corner of Goodale Street and Park Street to create 10 new murals.
This 10-week process began on July 8, which means seven local artists have already completed their murals. The artists are as followed:
- Ariel Peguero, a Dominican artist from Columbus.
- Fia Siosson, studying advertising and graphic design at Columbus College of Art & Design.
- Jenna Elise Alexander + Lisa Celeste, locally known as The Groovy Girls who love street art.
- Tessa LeBaron, a muralist from northeast Ohio.
- Laney Baby, a Columbus artist who was also featured in last year’s Spray.
- Anthony Pomales, a Queer Boriqua artist originally from the Bronx.
In the works
While seeing the finished product is an eye-grabbing experience, nothing compares to seeing the artists live and in action.
- Juan Daza, a Columbus artist who was born in Colombia, is currently putting the finishing touches on his mural. You’ll know his work thanks to the bright colors that call back to his childhood in Colombia.
- Carlos Roa, also a Colombia-born artist now residing in Columbus, will be working on his mural starting Saturday, Sept. 2. He uses bright colors to create dreamlike scenes to represent different cultures.
- Niko Taylor, a Columbus-based designer and artist, will begin work on their mural Saturday, Sept. 9. Niko specializes in modern art with pops of humor to better understand our increasingly digital age.
- Hassan Qureshi, a Columbus-based visual artist, is the final artist to work on the mural and he begins on Saturday, Sept. 16. Be prepared for a thought-provoking piece, as Hassan loves to push the boundaries with his work.