Public Art Mural to be Unveiled on Bailey Building in Lakewood

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

The public is invited to join Kowit & Passov Real Estate Group for the unveiling of the new mural outside of the Bailey Building in Lakewood, Ohio. The reveal of the mural, painted by professional artist Jacqueline DelBrocco, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 noon outside of the Bailey Building (14725 Detroit Ave).

Property owner Brad Kowit sought to improve the aesthetics of the building along a blank, brick canvas with a piece of art the public could enjoy, therefore holding a contest to provide one local artist the opportunity to have their art featured on the western side of the Bailey Building outside of the University of Akron. 

Artist winner Jacqueline DelBrocco developed the “Dream” like piece that will be unveiled at the event. DelBrocco says her design “portrays a positive, uplifting figure shaking dreams of hope from his/her head.  A famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt emerges from the dream-like shapes that are growing out of the figure’s imagination.”

DelBrocco attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where she received a BFA in Studio Art with a

concentration in painting and minor in Art History.  Jacqueline currently works as a professional artist, with painting as her primary passion.   In the past year, she traveled to Denver, CO to exhibit her artwork, was sponsored by Moen Faucets to paint a 10ft. tall guitar for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and United Way’s Guitarmania 2012, and won a national art competition to have her paintings printed on wine labels at Artiste Winery in Los Olivos, CA.  

LakewoodAlive, a non-profit economic development organization, is pleased to support this installation and partner with Kowit & Passov in an effort to further strengthen Downtown Lakewood.


The event is open to the public. Parking will be available behind the building, off of Warren Road, south of

Detroit Avenue.


ian king September 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Fantastic! Now can we encourage the owners of the building that has the flag mural on it that dominates the city view down Detroit to do the same thing - an citywide artist contest with a new mural that is colorful would be great! (this mural is on the building across from Chipotle) i know a lot of folks feel it is time to create a new mural there that is more reflective of Lakewood today - especially with all the updating and improvements happening on Detroit. The current flag mural just looks dated, tired, and to be somewhat blunt, not that interesting for such a prominent location. Please lets encourage the owner of that building to sponsor the creation of a new mural that represents more what Lakewood is really all about in 2013 - and of course, a flag could be always be included in the new mural too - just not the only visual! Recommend


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