Outdoor Art Museum
is to publicly
in our rural communities where there is no
art history facility
The Outdoor Art Museum (OAM) began in the early 2000s by Cathi Ball.
Ball, a previous Eastland High School art teacher, approached Logan the then-current high school art teacher, with her plans for an outdoor art exhibit.
The initial project was converting a 15 ft oil tank into an enormous Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Can. Over the course of the next decade, Ball, Logan, and the EHS Art Department painted and installed over 10 replicas of famous art work.
The guiding mission of OAM is to make art history accessible to our rural community. Because of this, each famous artwork reproduction includes information about the artist's background or the style of art.
Soon community members began painting their own and installing it on their businesses. By 2015 there were 42 artworks sprinkled throughout Eastland.
With the majority of artwork installed outdoors exposed to the elements, a lot of the paintings need to be deinstalled and repainted on new materials.
The Lyric is excited to oversee the continuation of OAM, but we need your help!
Want to get Involved?
Volunteers are needed to help deinstall artwork, donate time and materials, and paint and install updated artworks.
No prior painting experience necessary!