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Newport Aquarium's #SharkWall

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Newport Aquarium's #SharkWall

This summer, through a new partnership with Cincinnati-based ArtWorks, Newport Aquarium celebrates its 15 year anniversary with the addition of the brand new #SharkWall. The new mural will span the north and river facing exterior wall of the aquarium. Stretching more than 300 feet with heights up to 35 feet, the wall is designed by professional artist Roz Tallmadge.

Featuring aquatic marine life from around the world, #SharkWall will bring the experience of Newport Aquarium outside the building. It will serve as a focal point for the Newport riverfront, seen by thousands each day from Downtown Cincinnati, visitors to Newport on the Levee, and pedestrians on the Purple People Bridge and Taylor Southgate Bridge.

At its completion, #SharkWall will provide different experiences depending on where you view it from. From downtown Cincinnati, viewers will recognize some of Newport Aquarium’s most popular animals. Newport on the Levee pedestrians will have an entirely different experience—discovering hidden treasures that only close examination will reveal.

This project would not be possible without ArtWorks- a local non-profit that hires youth apprentices and professional artists to create vibrancy and transform the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Artists transform everyday environments like the Newport Aquarium #SharkWall, through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships and civic engagement.

Help us track our progress
Use your mobile phone, tablet or digital camera to take your own photo and post it to your preferred Social Media Network by tagging it with #SharkWall. With your help we will see the Aquarium’s wall transform into #SharkWall this summer!