The giant sculptures placed in the “micro parks” along the corridor will reflect the local history and beauty of that particular area thus providing culture, education, and art to the cities and towns in Southeastern Ohio. We believe that the “micro parks” located within The Ohio Art Corridor will draw families, students, and many others to embrace and explore cities and towns thus increasing tourism and revenue for those towns.
The Ohio Art Corridor is dedicated to providing educational opportunities. The Ohio Art Corridor is dedicated to job creation. They work alongside welding and art programs throughout Southeastern Ohio in order to teach and promote trade skills in order to create jobs. Interns from such programs are invited to assist in the creation of the giant art sculptures comprising The Ohio Art Corridor. The Ohio Art Corridor will eventually partner with local public schools in order to involve youth in the design aspects of the sculptures. Educational pursuits and creating jobs are an integral piece of The Ohio Art Corridor’s plan and mission to “Provide Appalachia access to culture, art, and educational experiences while supporting and increasing tourism and revenue”.
Art is a form of creative human expression and a way of enriching the human experience. The Ohio Art Corridor is committed to enriching the experiences and ultimately the lives of those in Southeastern Ohio through the artistic sculptures and beautiful parks that will be placed along the corridor.
The Ohio Art Corridor will be the longest and largest outdoor art gallery in the world!
The Ohio Art Corridor believes that Appalachia has an incredible culture that can best be expressed through art. The Ohio Art Corridor sculptures will help express, explain, and increase the rich culture that is already present.
The Ohio Art Corridor is a heritage project in that it explores a community’s cultural heritage, its traditions and celebrations, literature, and arts, the local and global economy, and everyday life. It then portrays it in a lasting sculpture surrounded by parks, benches, and tables to be enjoyed for generations to come.