Environmental artist Susie Frazier Mueller has turned over ownership of her Sparx in the City
program to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance
. Created five years ago, Sparx has been giving downtown streets a summertime jolt of energy with eclectic, open-air performances by stiltwalkers, beat-boxers, and Argentine tango dancers. It peaks in September with the Gallery Hop.
Mueller will now hang at Cleveland Public Art
and the Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Corporation
this summer to engineer a $3 million streetscape design in the Gordon Square art district on Detroit Avenue. — Cris Glaser