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Artist of the Corridor Exhibition

Urbana Public Arts Program Announces An Artist of the Corridor Exhibition by Christopher Evans

SCENES OF DOWNTOWN is a collection of illustrated works exploring Downtown Urbana and its people in a wide variety of settings--from cafes to public parks, music venues to markets. These pictures are original sketches done on site, as it happens. The artist sketches the life around him as he sits in a coffee shop, a tavern, or listens to live music. Every attempt is made to present the facts as they present themselves, letting the scene express whatever beauty there might be in ordinary life. Come witness a capturing of the uniqueness of Downtown Urbana.

Artist of the Corridor Exhibition by Christopher Evans

July 18, 2018 - 4:30pm

An Artist of the Corridor Exhibition by Christopher Evans

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 4:30pm-6pm, City Hall (400 S. Vine)

The City of Urbana invites the public to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition titled SCENES OF DOWNTOWN, featuring illustrations by Christopher Evans.

This exhibition runs until August 30th, 2018 at the Urbana City Building (400 S. Vine Street), and The Urbana Free Library (210 W. Green Street).

An opening reception will be held at the City Building lobby on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 4:30pm-6pm. All are welcome.

2018 Downtown Urbana Lunchtime Food Truck Rally

July 31, 2018 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Food truck rally, last Tuesday of the month, April through October
Gourmet food trucks from around the Urbana-Champaign area will converge on the Urbana Civic Center located at 108 E. Water Street on the last Tuesday of each month in April, May, June, July, August, September and October for a lunchtime food truck rally series.

This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. There will be outdoor and indoor seating (inside the Civic Center) and access to restrooms.

Take this chance to get out of your office and head over to Urbana's Civic Center to socialize, enjoy our beautiful downtown area, and feast on a great selection of C-U's finest street food.

There is no admission fee and this event will be great fun for all ages.

The list of trucks is still being compiled so check back for updates!

To apply as a food truck please contact us at:

BIke to Work Day is May 1

May 1, 2018 -
7:00am to 10:00am

Bike to Work Day is an annual event that celebrates those who ride a bicycle. Whether you commute to work by bike every single day or just want to give it a try for the first time this year, this event celebrates you! This is the one day each year that our region formally recognizes bicycling as an everyday form of transportation. ​

On May 1, we challenge you to bike to work or class, and in return, we will provide stations and snacks and encouragement along the way. Registration for Bike to Work Day includes a free t-shirt that you can pick up at any of our stations.

Find a station near your home or workplace on the map on the bottom of the Bike To Work Day webpage. In 2018, there will be 12 stations throughout Urbana-Champaign.

Notice of Availability for Public Review & Comment Draft FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan

April 10, 2018 - 8:00am to May 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Urbana City Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, prior to the Urbana Community Development Commission meeting, to receive comments and suggestions on the Draft City of Urbana and Urbana HOME Consortium FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan.

SPECIAL NEEDS ACCESS - DIAL 7-1-1: Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for this hearing should contact Community Development Services at 384-2447 through the Illinois Relay (a FREE service that allows people who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Speech-Disabled, or Deaf-Blind to place and receive calls to standard telephone users via a keyboard or assistive device. To Call Illinois Relay simply Dial 7-1-1; Relay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year).  You may also email, or contact the City of Urbana Americans with Disabilities Coordinator at 384-2466.