A community embraces the past...

Bucyrus, Great American Crossroad
Location: 108 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, OH 44820 [GET MAP]

Client: Bucyrus Area Community Foundation, Bucyrus Downtown Revitalization Committee
Size & Medium: 34’ x 130’, acrylic on prepared cement block

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Dominating the main square of town, this once gray, soiled wall and gravel parking lot have become both a dramatic entrance to the city as well as a backdrop for numerous concerts and civic events.

Over 80 local citizens posed for the figures in the mural, which depicts this same square early in the last century.




“Great way to restore the original beauty of our town. Sad to see so many buildings being torn down for progress, but you have brought them back.”

Bob Denzer, Mt. Vernon, Ohio

“I’m speechless and proud. What a wonderful tribute to Bucyrus.”

Barb Cotsamire, Bucyrus, Ohio

“I used to look at this blank lot and this bleak wall and say ‘no way.’ If art is something that takes us back in time, this is a perfect example. You can almost walk into it.”

Jack Timken, President, Timken Foundation

“It gives downtown back to the community emotionally.”

Suzanne Blank, Bucyrus, Ohio

“The mural is exactly the centerpiece that we needed for our downtown revitalization project.”

Deb Pinion, Executive Director, Bucyrus Chamber of Commerce

“The artwork has brought the local economy back to life.”

Tracy Turner, The Columbus Dispatch

“The Crossroads mural and adjacent park have provided citizens a place to gather for a wide variety of events, from sing-a-longs to weddings to memorial services during the 9/11 crisis.”

Janet Pry, Executive Director, Bucyrus Area Community Foundation




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