The Artistic Landscape

From the East to West, North to South, you’ll find public art is everywhere in the greater Champaign County area. Whether you’re strolling the streets in our downtowns or hiking trails at our parks and preserves, you’ll be surprised by artwork at every turn.

 

Murals

Looking for that perfect backdrop for your Instagram? Check out some of the murals spotted around the greater Champaign County area.

 

Outside of Ordinary Mural

Champaign County Welcome Center | 17 E. Taylor St., Champaign

Artist: David Michael Moore, painted by Madelyn Witruk

Courier Café Mural | 111 N. Race St., Urbana

Artist: Glen Davies

 

Furniture Lounge Alley | 11 E. University Ave., Champaign

Artist: Kelly Hieronymus

 

Seven Saints Beer Garden | 32 E. Chester Ave., Champaign

Artist: Langston Allston

 

Sipyard | 204 W. Main St., Urbana

Graffitied by the community regularly

 

Sculptures

Combining over 50 sculptures from the Public Art League adorning public streets and parks, over 20 sculptures at the Wandell Sculpture Garden at Urbana’s Meadowbrook Park, and over 20 sculptures at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, you’re bound to spot art popping up over the landscape. Here’s a few must-sees as you plan your art tour.

Loop by Jim Weitzel at Mattis Park, Champaign

Mr. Beetle Finds His Way, Janet Austin at Meadowbrook Park, Urbana

Adam at Allerton Park & Retreat Center

 

Plan your tour of public art through these resources:

Public Art League | publicartleague.org

Urbana Arts & Culture Commission |  urbanaillinois.us/arts

Urbana Park District | urbanaparks.org

Allerton Park & Retreat Center | allerton.illinois.edu

Champaign Park District | champaignparks.com

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