What makes you notice a community? What makes you stop and get out of the car or climb off the bicycle?
Why are communities throughout our country and around the world developing large-scale outdoor art projects? There are many reasons why.
LYNWOOD | The “Father of the Lincoln Highway” now overlooks the eastern terminus to the Illinois portion of the transcontinental highway.
The Illinois Lincoln Highway's latest mural features a portrait of Carl G. Fisher, considered the "Father of the Lincoln Highway," and is seen Wednesday on Lynwood's Senior/Youth Center.
Artist Jay Allen, of ShawCraft Sign Co. of Machesney Park, Ill., installs a mural Wednesday from the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition that features a portrait of Carl G. Fisher, considered the "Father of the Lincoln Highway," on Lynwood's Senior/Youth Center.
VALPARAISO | The sculptures for the city's art walk won't be installed until May 18, but Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission already is trying to improve its selection of pieces for next year's display.
CHICAGO | For six decades, civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells was woven into the fabric of Chicago's South Side as the namesake of a public housing project.
In this Dec. 2, 2011 photo, Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells, holds a portrait of Wells in her home in Chicago's South Side. For six decades Wells was woven into the fabric of the South Side as the namesake of a public housing project that was home to…
VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is coming back to town.
On a bright fall day, Ronda Locke watches her daughters, Madeleine, 5, and Lindsey, 3, as they clamber, squealing, over the head of a snake. But this isn't just any serpent; this is "Slimey," the artist-created centerpiece of a new playspace in Commercial Club Park, located in Chicago's East…
VALPARAISO | Now that the title to the land at the southeast corner of Lincolnway and Campbell Street is dealt with, Valparaiso is ready to proceed with improvements that may include a sculpture or two.
The ARS Gallery is hosting an opening reception for sculptor, Foster Willey, whose reputation as a prominent Midwest sculptor has been growing. Displaying his exciting concepts for the Harbor Shores Development, Willey would enjoy the opportunity to discuss his work.
After more than a decade of promoting public art in Munster, it appears even the vandals respect the benefits it brings to the community.
VALPARAISO | The arrival of the "Mercury" sculpture in May marked the city's second venture into public art, and it appears this one is being greeted with fewer complaints.
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