Artist of the Corridor: Art Exhibits in the City Building
Artist of the Corridor was created by the City of Urbana in March 2010 to feature artworks by local artists in the lobby of the City Building at 400 S. Vine Street. Since then, the exhibition, which changes every of three months, has expanded to Urbana Free Library as well. A part of the Urbana Public Arts Program, this initiative works to create a city where all residents engage with the arts in its many forms and where artists thrive and are valued.
Previous artists of the corridor include Jason Patterson, Steve Kostell, Urbana's Market at the Square, William Lawrence Deverell, Urbana Land Arts, Judy Jones, Wiley Elementary Students, Rosalind Faiman Weinberg, Will Arnold, Bonnie Switzer, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Cheri Manrique, Hua Nian, Phil Strang, Michael Fuerst, Betsem Atiback Benjamin, Lyosha, Meredith Foster and Sandra Batzli, and Carol Farnum.
Current Exhibition (February 2 to May 1, 2015):
The City of Urbana invites the public to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition, featuring students from Wiley Elementary School. On February 13, photographs of the costume designs were added to the display, and on February 27, the students showcased their works in a fashion show at the City building!
How to Apply:
Artists living in Urbana are eligible to participate in the program. Interested artists should send a letter of interest and 3 digital images of their artwork by e-mail to email@example.com, or by mail to:
Pauline Tannos Public Arts Coordinator Community Development Services, City of Urbana 400 S. Vine Street Urbana, IL 61801