Public Art

 

Walk around our city streets or head into area parks and you're sure to see pieces of art adorning our area. Whether it's sculpture adding to the landscape or murals that tell a story, we have plenty of art to show off in our public spaces.

Public Art Walk 

Sculptures, murals and installations can be found throughout our parks, downtown areas and University of Illinois campus. From Walldog murals in Arcola celebrating the village’s storied history to large-scale murals on Green Street running through campustown, you’ll get your dose of art as you wander the community. Sculptures and installations add unexpected delights to the everyday environment in our parks and public spaces.  

Here are some top spots to find art:

Wandell Sculpture Garden—This impressive and ever-changing sculpture garden sits among 130 acres of prairie at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. Over two dozen pieces arise from the landscape, adding beauty and whimsy to the area. Wander three miles of paths through the park to see the artwork.

Allerton Park & Retreat Center—This stunning estate in Monticello features dozens of European and Asian-inspired art pieces that were commissioned by Robert Allerton following his many travels. From the Fu Dog Garden to the iconic Sun Singer, these sculptures stand among the formal gardens and hiking trails enhancing your experience among nature.

Our public art is made possible through our thriving arts programs: 40 North | 88 West, Urbana Arts & Culture Program and the Urbana Park District.

 

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