Weinland Park Story Book

Wexner Center for the Arts

100% of $5,556
$0 of $5,556 to go
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About This Project

Pictured: DeRico Hatcher and Amin Ebady; photo by Jay LaPrete

The Weinland Park Story Book is the product of a longterm collaboration between the Wex and the people (including youth) who live and work in Weinland Park, a University District neighborhood in transition. Culled from dozens of visits and interviews conducted by a team of teen interns and Wex staff, the book will tell—in words and pictures—some of the joyful, funny, heartbreaking, and poignant stories and impressions of this emerging and vibrant area as it experiences both the benefits and challenges of rapid change and gentrification. The book, described as a “graphic anthology,” will feature about 150 hand-drawn illustrations by youth interns and local artists, and will be distributed free of charge to individuals who live and work in Weinland Park. Members of the Weinland Park Community Civic Association and the Weinland Park Community Dialogue Circles have been involved in and served as advisers on the project. Copies of the limited-edition book will also be donated to the Ohio Historical Society, the Columbus Historical Society, Columbus Metropolitan Library branches, and area high schools, with the original drawings donated to the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. To celebrate the book's publication, we will host a family-friendly event featuring a public reception and showing of the original artwork.

Your donation will be used to help us cover the cost of printing the books. We expect this publication to serve as a document of the residents, workers, denizens, history, and development of this important and fascinating Columbus neighborhood!

For more info on the Wexner Center, visit www.wexarts.org.

$5,000 = Funds needs to complete estimated $18,000 project (printing of 1,000 books)
$556 = power2give admin fee
Total = $5,556

Donor Benefits

All donors receive recognition on signage at the book launch celebration.

Donors who give $50 or more receive recognition on signage at the celebration, plus:

  • recognition on a Wexner Center web page devoted to the project
  • recognition in the Wexner Center's annual report
  • a thank-you note from a project participant