The Guardian | Jillian Steinhauer  |  July 16, 2016

The Cleveland artists waiting for Donald Trump

Next week, Cleveland will host the Republican national convention for the first time since 1936. At least 50,000 visitors are expected. In anticipation, the city that's been fighting for half a century to shake the moniker of "the mistake on the lake" has undertaken a vigorous campaign of beautification. It has hung an estimated 14,000 strands of "LED twinkle lights", plus 1,000 banners. It has planted 275 new trees and put down 100 planters, installed 55 directional signs and maps. It has repaired sidewalks, spent $50m redesigning Public Square, and approved the construction of new hotels.

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