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Origami Bat Art Workshop

June 26, 2010 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Origami Bat Art Workshop at the Market at the Square on Saturday, June 26th

The City of Urbana Public Arts Program will host an Origami Bat Airplane art workshop on Saturday, June 26th from 8:00 am to noon.  The public is invited to create and fly bat airplanes while learning about bats with artist Brett Bloom at the art workshop at Urbana’s Market at the Square.

Artist of the Corridor Reception

June 16, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The City of Urbana invites the public to an opening of the current “Artist of the Corridor” art exhibit featuring the work of Betsem Atiback Benjamin.

On Wednesday, June 16th, from 4:00 – 5:00pm, a reception will be held in the City Building at 400 S. Vine Street to meet the artist Betsem Atiback Benjamin and view his work. Benjamin’s work will be on display until August 2, 2010 and is open to the public.

The City created an art exhibit space in March 2010 to feature artwork by Urbana artists in the City Building. The Artist of the Corridor exhibits are displayed for a period of two months. This program is part of the Urbana Public Arts Program that works to create a city where all residents engage with the arts in its many forms and where artists thrive and are valued.

For additional information, contact the Public Arts Coordinator (217) 384-2311, or by email at Also, follow the Urbana Public Arts Program on Facebook at

AQUATOWN, a multi-media performance addressing climate change

June 10, 2010 - 8:00pm to June 13, 2010 - 7:00pm

Local artist ensemble addresses climate change in an original multi-media performance project.

(Urbana, Illinois) - Change of State Performance Project presents the world premiere of an original multi-media theatre performance exploring the future of climate change in the Midwest: Aquatown: A Future Hydrohistory, funded in part by a City of Urbana Arts Grant.

Where: U-C Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway Ave. Urbana, Illinois.

Showtimes: June 10th –12th at 8pm June 13th at 7pm.

Tickets: $12 for adults and $6 for youth under 19. There is a $2 discount for seniors and those not arriving by car. Thursday’s show has free admission. Reservations can be made by calling (217) 689-0111.