OOSI Tour

Cuyahoga River: Flats & Bridges

7 Locations / Curated by OOSI Staff

A tour of public art in the Cuyaghoga River valley, "the Flats," and the bridges crossing overhead.

Locations for Tour

Six bench/windscreens depicting the settling of the Cuyagoga Valley, with a focus on transportation and arranged in chronological order: 1. Native American settlements and the canoe 2. Moses Cleveland and the covered wagon 3. The…

Twenty-three columns line a walkway in the Flats, with the columns supporting a total of 800 painted ceramic tiles. Each painted design is unique.

3 curling blue pipes mimic the waves of the Cuyahoga just a few meters to the East. These abstracted waves wind and undulate around two cor-ten steel pieces covered with the poetic words of Hart Crane. Kangas explained the…

The sculpture is a vertical rectanglar piece of very light grey granite, almost white in color. One side is a celtic cross carved into the stone. The other side facing the river is an inscription and a relief of 3 figures cast…

Six neon and metal sculptures in the shape of various building structures spell out S-P-A-C-E-S. It is located on the roof of the building that houses the SPACES Gallery.

Flanking either end of the Hope Memorial Bridge from both sides, are 4 towering pylons. Each pylon bears a massive statue on each side representing a "Guardian of Traffic." These winged Art Deco figures wear either…