PocketSights Self-Guided Walking/Driving Tours
Download the FREE PocketSights Tour Guide app to your phone or other GPS-enabled mobile device for a self-guided walking/driving tour of the many pieces of public art in downtown Fostoria.
Enjoy a walk or drive through downtown Fostoria, Ohio from Perry Street to Main Street and beyond, where you will see outdoor sculptures, beautiful murals painted on the sides of buildings as well as a collection of community barn quilt squares welcoming you to town. This comprehensive tour includes 30 locations throughout the community!
New Mosaic Mural in Parkette
We are proud of this new piece of public art that was completed in downtown Fostoria in June 2021. This mosaic mural was funded by the Community Improvement Corporation of Fostoria with grant support from the Ohio Arts Council. Artist Vicki Murphy from Columbus, Ohio worked with over 50 community members to break and shape the tiles and then install and grout them onto this wall in the parkette at the corner of North and Main Streets. It has become a favorite photo spot!
This tour includes the eight sculptures that are here for approximately one year as part of the Midwest Sculpture Initiative. Our 2022/2023 exhibit marks Fostoria’s fifth year as a host community in this unique program that elevates the presence of public art in our community! Each sculpture is available for purchase and if sold while in our exhibit, the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau receives a commission on the sale!
This tour includes the locations of the various barn quilts in our community. Fostoria is proud to be a “connector trail” to the barn quilt displays in surrounding counties. The Ohio Arts Council supported the Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau barn quilt mural project on the back wall of The UrbanWoody Brewery Stage in 2021.