The Great ARTdoors

The Great ARTdoors


40 North, Spurlock Museum, Urbana Arts & Culture Program, the Champaign Park District, and the Urbana Park District are thrilled to present the following 10 selected artists for the new collaborative program, the Great ARTdoors. We hope these works activate space, spark dialogue, make connections, and create joy!

BARRY ABRAMS | Tensegrity | MLK Trail | Champaign

EKAH | Points of View | Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden | Urbana

GREG STALLMEYER | Rainbow Connection | Kaufman Lake | Champaign

JA NELLE PLEASURE | Seeds of Injustice | Randolph Street Community Gardens | Champaign

KEENAN DAILEY | Unchained | Douglass Park | Champaign

KINSEY FITZGERALD | Mother & Child | Chief Shemauger Park | Urbana

LISA KESLER | Prairie Dance | Sunset Ridge Park | Champaign

MICHAEL DARIN | Catapult Earth | Anita Purves Nature Center | Urbana

NATHAN WESTERMAN | Transfiguration | Victory Park | Urbana

SIERRA MURPHY | Bread and Roses | South Ridge Park | Urbana

DESIGNATED LOCATIONS (click links below for detailed maps and images):

1)         Chief Shemauger Park (1001 E Kerr Ave, Urbana)

2)         Victory Park (1000 E Green St, Urbana)

3)         Anita Purves Nature Center (1505 N. Braodway Ave, Urbana)

4)         South Ridge Park (3008 S Myra Ridge Dr, Urbana)

5)         Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden (Washington & Lierman, Urbana)

6)         Sunset Ridge Park (4102 Boulder Ridge Dr, Champaign)

7)         Kaufman Lake (2702 W. Springfield Ave, Champaign)

8)         Randolph Street Community Gardens (1001 N Randolph St, Champaign)

9)         MLK Trail (205 Holts Dr, Champaign)

10)       Douglass Park (501 E. Eureka St, Champaign)

Another element of the Great ARTdoors is the outdoor community gallery. Community members are encouraged to be creative by transforming their windows, balconies, porches, yards, and neighborhoods into art that expresses their thoughts and feelings. This outdoor gallery inspires neighbors to further explore their neighborhoods while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Please share images of your creations on all social media platforms using hashtag #cuARTdoors

The Great ARTdoors is organized by the Spurlock Museum, the Urbana Park District, the Champaign Park District, the Urbana Arts and Culture Program, and 40 North.