The 26th and Olive Mural
The idea for the Woodfield Microhood began in 2015 surrounding the 26th and Olive Intersections Mural designed by local resident Erik Steiner. Erik was motivated to create a project that would generate a stronger sense of neighborhood identity, foster relationships, bridge intergenerational gaps between community members, and cultivate a common goal.
The collective space on 26th and Olive contains a small art gallery, lending library, outdoor sculptures, mosaic walkway and a landscaped seating area. The Woodfield Microhood has multiple community engagement opportunities throughout the year, which include apple pressing, holiday caroling, open studio tours and art creation workshops. The initiative continues to grow and flourish.