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Mural Affiliates and supporters

400 Square

Fresh Air Gallery

Sherwin Williams

Beneficiary Donor

Columbus Humane Society


Location: building next to Brew Dog Franklinton,Ohio

This mural is inspired by the impact that animals have courageously contributed to the advancement of humankind and throughout the history of space travel. The mural specifically honors a loyal street dog named "Laika". She was honored as veteran and a major contributor to the initiation of the Space Race (1955-1975) becoming the first animal to orbit the earth.


Laika is one of many species that contributed to educating humans about space. This mural celebrates her story and brings awareness to the importance of animals in each of our lives.

"SHHHHH! The movie is about to start"

There are repeated "Shhh faces" represent the history and classified information of the building the mural is painted on. The building was initially involved in manufacturing parts for siding in residential homes in the 1940's and the had a top secret area that created parts for a secret project known as the Manhattan Project. Franklinton was included with two other locations that made parts.


Of all creatures in the animal kingdom, it is the dog that is most synonymous with loyalty. They are one of the most loyal creatures known to man and have always signified such positive traits as loyalty, faith, honesty and companionship.


"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." Josh Billings


Read about the Franklinton sister mural - Metal Works mural, on the opposite side of the same building.

Space Dawg Mural Affiliates

Beneficiary donor for Space Dawg mural; Columbus Humane Society

Special thanks to 400 Square, Brew Dog Franklinton & those who made this possible.