City, LakewoodAlive Hosting Graffiti Workshop July 28 | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

City, LakewoodAlive Hosting Graffiti Workshop July 28

July 14, 2016

The writing’s on the wall: It’s time to fight back against graffiti within our city. LakewoodAlive is partnering with the City of Lakewood Housing & Building Department, the City of Lakewood Police Department and the Sherwin-Williams Company to present a graffiti education workshop for Lakewood’s business and building owners.

LEG UP Lakewood (Let’s Erase Graffiti and UnPaint Lakewood) takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood (13368 Madison Avenue in Lakewood). Lakewood-based business and building owners are encouraged to attend.

This workshop seeks to support business and building owners in their struggle to control graffiti by providing education and resources, bringing this issue to light and exploring potential solutions. In addition to an informative presentation regarding graffiti treatment and prevention, a graffiti removal demonstration will take place.

“Graffiti represents an ongoing challenge for business and building owners in cities across the country, and the issue goes beyond aesthetics, threatening a neighborhood’s vibrancy,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive. “With this educational workshop, we’re striving to support Lakewood’s business owners and businesses by taking a proactive stance against graffiti and showcasing our collective pride in our community.”

Although this workshop is intended for business and building owners, Lakewood residents will soon have an opportunity to participate in graffiti removal as well. LakewoodAlive will host a LEG UP Lakewood volunteer event in late September (date to be announced), harnessing the power of our community to help unpaint sections of our city. Lakewoodites interested in participating in this future volunteer event can sign up here.

For more information regarding the LEG UP Lakewood graffiti education workshop for business and building owners on July 28, please contact Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Director, at 216-521-0655 or