A 144-mile outdoor art gallery debuts in Ohio

Southeastern Ohio is trying to attract visitors by giving them something unique to look at.

The Ohio Art Corridor consisting of 144 miles of sculptures and other works of art debuted today. Eventually, the corridor will grow to 230 miles.

David Griesmyer, artistic director of The Ohio Art Corridor, hopes the idea will spread to other parts of the Midwest.

“If you travel throughout the U.S., you will see signs advertising the world’s largest rubber band ball or the world’s largest rocking chair,” he says. “This gets people’s attention, it draws them off the interstate. That is what I want to do with The Ohio Art Corridor… My hope is to bring this part of the state back to life.”

The Ohio corridor covers several towns and includes a Bicentennial Mural in Circleville, a Flight of the Hawk Park in Lancaster, a School of Fish sculpture in McConnelsville and Wolfe Garden at Ohio University.

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