The Glass City River Wall — A Community Arts Project — Officially Launches

A group of local community advocates, business leaders and design professionals are collaborating to bring a unique, large-scale art installation to a ‘wall’ of silos in metro Toledo. A mural will be added this year to 28 ADM grain silos along the Maumee River and I-75. The project is called the Glass City River Wall. The silos provide a 160-thousand square-foot blank canvas that tens of thousands drive and work by on a daily basis.

Gabe Gault, a well-known California artist, is creating the mural. A Southern California native, Gabe Gault spent his beginning years in Venice Beach where creativity, pop culture, and its colorful residents made a lasting impression. His final version is yet to be unveiled, but early renderings include a field of sunflowers, blue skies, and a Native American woman representing the region’s first farmers.

Work begins in June and the project is expected to be finished in August. The project has a price tag of about $750,000.