CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns star Myles Garrett has commissioned the latest #VoicesofCLE public art installation, which will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cleveland Visitors Center.
Garrett chose local artist Glen Infante to construct the “Cleveland is the Reason” mural, a piece inspired by different Cleveland sports, rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture icons. Garrett was involved in the piece from concept to completion.
Garrett has given offensive linemen and quarterbacks fits during his first four seasons, and his work off the field has been recognized by the NFL. He is the Browns’ 2020 Walter Peyton Man of the Year, an award recognizing players for work in their communities.
“When you think of Cleveland, we often think about these popular personalities who helped shape the culture of our city,” Infante said in a release. “I wanted to make sure that those who found success in their respected fields were being recognized and thanked for their accomplishments.”
The Voices of CLE art initiative is a collaboration of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Destination Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. The idea was established last summer, when the country took on a renewed focus toward fighting social injustice, with a purpose of elevating artists’ voices and freedom of expression, particularly artists of color.