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Artist of the Corridor Opening Reception: Mini Masterpainters

Date: 
July 14, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join the Urbana Public Arts Program for the opening reception of Mini Masterpainters, an exhibition by Judy Lee. This reception will take place on Thursday, July 14, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Urbana City Building (400 S. Vine Street). Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome.

Judy is an artist and designer based in Urbana. After graduating from art school, Judy briefly worked as a graphic designer before taking on a post as a preschool art teacher, where she rediscovered her love for art and stories. She is currently working on a picture book series about artists, along with other creative projects. She is currently the featured Artist of the Corridor.

Urbana Public Arts Program Acquires Stranger Reduction Zone

Urbana Public Arts Program to acquire Stranger Reduction Zone by Timothy C. Flood 

The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is pleased to announce the exciting acquisition of Stranger Reduction Zone by Timothy C. Flood.The sculpture is an interactive piece shaped like a traffic light, with a button that visitors can push to be greeted in different languages. Located adjacent to the south entrance of The Urbana Free Library, Stranger Reduction Zone was first brought to the Champaign-Urbana community by local nonprofit Public Art League (PAL) in 2014.  

Urbana Invites the Public to From the Surface by Steve Kostell, the August-October Artist of the Corridor Exhibition

Steve Kostell, From the SurfaceThe City of Urbana invites the public to view From the Surface, the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition featuring dimensional handmade paper works by Steve Kostell, free and open to the public through October 31, 2013.

Urbana to Host Illinois Arts Council Workshop for Individual Arts Support

Date: 
August 29, 2012 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is pleased to announce it will be hosting an In-Person Workshop presented by the Illinois Arts Council for the FY2013 Individual Artists Support Initiative grant program on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building at 400 South Vine Street.

This workshop will provide an overview of the Individual Artist Support grant program guidelines and application process, including updated information and a short Q & A session. To register for the Workshop, please contact Public Arts Coordinator Christina McClelland at (217) 384-2311 or by email at cmmcclelland@urbanaillinois.us.

2012 Urbana Arts Grants Call for Applications

Date: 
January 10, 2012 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana Public Arts Commission announces the opening of the 2012 cycle of its Urbana Arts Grants Program to support projects in the arts.  The Urbana Arts Grants Program makes funding available to artists, arts organizations, and festivals for projects that enrich the lives of Urbana residents and visitors.


Eligible disciplines include visual arts, music, performing arts, literary arts, design, multidisciplinary arts, and new media. Applicants need not live in Urbana for all grant categories.  However, all projects must take place in Urbana.  Grants will be available in four categories, listed below:


• Here and Now: grants for artists residing in Urbana
• Envision 365: grants for all emerging and professional artists
• Creative Mix: arts grants for groups, ensembles, and organizations
• Festivals Grant: grants for arts-related festival presenters

Artist of the Corridor Reception

Date: 
August 10, 2010 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

The City of Urbana invites the public to an opening of the Artist of the Corridor art exhibit featuring the work of Alexei “Lyosha” Svinarski.  On Tuesday, August 10th, from 3:30 – 4:30pm, a reception will be held in the City Building at 400 S. Vine Street to meet the artist Lyosha and view his exhibition of photographs, entitled “InFocus: Urbana, Illinois”.  Lyosha’s work will be on display until September 30, 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.