Bay photographer captures history in doors

In honor of our Bicentennial we have created a beautiful print of the homes of Bay Village. This print is an updated version of the previous Doors of Bay Village done over 15 years ago. We created this print as a fundraiser for our adoption of two boys from Ethiopia.

Our family decided to begin the process of adoption last January. We felt drawn to Africa and after much thought and research decided to adopt from Ethiopia. We have learned so much through this journey and met so many wonderful people. 

Many of these encounters occurred as we spent the summer riding our bikes around Bay Village seeking out doors for our project. Even after living here my whole life I discovered homes I had never seen before and interesting architecture all over our city. 

After much agonizing (and a few disagreements), we narrowed the print down to 35 doors. We tried to find the most colorful and interesting doors on every street. Some of the doors have character, some are historical and some are just plain beautiful! We think the ones we chose represent Bay Village, some of our history and what makes us unique. We so enjoyed doing this project and met so many great neighbors.

The prints are available in two sizes: 8"x10" for $13.00 and 18"x24" for $25.00. Custom sizes and products are also available. Order forms are located at Java Bay, Subway, Heinen's, Walgreens and Mojo's or go to to order the print on line. 

All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to the adoption of our boys from Ethiopia and to the children of Enat Alem orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiiopia.

Juli Evans lives in Bay Village.

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Volume 2, Issue 20, Posted 12:40 PM, 09.28.2010