Lock 4 is an exciting space in Downtown Akron. The rushing water of the Ohio-Erie Canal creates multiple water falls through Lock 4 that, along with the historic brick facades of some of the oldest buildings in the city, give the space a distinctly urban feel.
The mural entitled "Axis Mundi" by artists El Mac and Aiseborn of Los Angeles was completed in 2020, as part of the Akron Civic Theatre’s renovation.
"…this mural project was a chance for us to create something positive & beautiful, something that hopefully conveys friendship, mutuality, & youthful innocence." —El Mac
Lock 4 mural artist El Mac wrote a beautiful post about creating & working in Akron, click here to read it.
Find out more about the mural:
"Who's the little girl in the Lock 4 mural? Akron's Laila, age 4" by Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal, December 26, 2020