Summer mural project empowers community youth through public art

The 2018 Youth Mural Project will give young artists the platform to explore their creativity and showcase their work from July 11-13 with a youth mural project this summer with the Illinois Art Station (IAS).

The community public reveal will be held from 2-3:30 p.m.Saturday, July 14, 2018. The project provides youth an opportunity to learn basic skills in mural painting and visual representations, while exploring issues of community. The reveal will be held on Constitution Trail, at the Washington Street bridge tunnel near Atwood-Wayside Herb Garden.

“The empowerment that comes from knowing that the work and vision you put into a mural has the ability to become a memorable backdrop to the lives of people in a community, is a great feeling for all artists,” teaching artist Jeremy Langston said. “It’s great to give young artists an opportunity to share in that sense of accomplishment while contributing to the culture of the place they live in.”

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