Local artist paints Zane’s Landing pavilion


By Staff Report

A local artist has helped beautify a concrete pavilion near the waterfront in downtown Zanesville.

Kristen Brown completed the project earlier this month and has received praise for her ability to make the structure more colorful and welcoming to parkgoers.

Located in Zane’s Landing Park, the concrete pavilion is nestled into the hill near where the Lorena Sternwheeler docks.

The bare structure often drew the attention of those looking at graffitiing objects and one local city administrator thought he had a solution.

Zanesville Community Development Director Matt Schley said that research has shown that painted structures are less likely to fall prey to undesirable defacements.

According to Brown, she was contacted by Schley and Maria Brent, also from Community Development, to see if she might be interested.

“(It took) so much work and I loved every bit of it,” Brown wrote on Facebook after completing the painting. “Thank you to Mayor Don Mason for allowing me to share my colorful artwork with the community.”

The structure’s painting features a blue and black butterfly, multiple colorful sunflowers and a lightly colored background that brightens up the once grayish-white shelter.