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Design a Mural for Downtown Urbana!

2021-05-08 14:00:00 2021-05-08 14:45:00 America/Chicago Design a Mural for Downtown Urbana! Urbana Free Library

Saturday, May 08
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-08 14:00:00 2021-05-08 14:45:00 America/Chicago Design a Mural for Downtown Urbana! Join the wait list by April 29 for a chance to help design a new mural that will be painted in downtown Urbana this summer! Urbana Free Library

Join the wait list by April 29 for a chance to help design a new mural that will be painted in downtown Urbana this summer!

Work with professional muralist Langston Allston to design a reading-themed mural.  Later this summer, we will paint the mural on a building in downtown Urbana for everyone to enjoy.  This is your chance to learn how to create a mural and design a piece of artwork that will decorate downtown Urbana for years to come!

Because the design will be created over multiple meetings, attendance at all meetings is required.  Please register only if you are able to attend all of the meetings. 

There are 12 open spaces for this program.  Since there are more people interested in the program than there are spaces, the spaces will be drawn at random between those who are registered and those who are wait listed.  Participants have until April 29 to sign up and will be notified by April 30 if they have received a spot.  If a space becomes free later, another participant's name will be drawn.

If you are not able to take part in the design phase, you can still participate in painting the mural later this summer!  Sign-up for painting will open mid-summer.

Langston Allston has been creating public art and showing work nationally since 2017.  His portfolio includes a residency with the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago, a duo show with Demond Melancon at MOCADA in Brooklyn, and a multimedia collaboration with poet Kevin Coval on his book Everything Must Go.  Langston's work is rooted in observation and storytelling, and his mural work comes from a process of collaboration, reflection, and working closely with peers, community members, and culture bearers.

Paid for in part by the City of Urbana Arts and Culture Grant and The Urbana Free Library Foundation.

AGE GROUP: | Middle School Students | High School Students | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Teen | Adult |

TAGS: | Art |

Urbana Free Library

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
Mon, May 10 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 11 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 12 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 13 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 16 1:00PM to 4:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

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Sun, May 09, All day
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Sun, May 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, May 11, 10:00am - 10:15am
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Tue, May 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Wed, May 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, May 13, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Thu, May 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Thu, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Fri, May 14, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, May 18, 10:00am - 10:15am
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Tue, May 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Wed, May 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Wed, May 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, May 20, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Thu, May 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Sat, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Sat, May 22, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
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Sat, May 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, May 27, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Sat, May 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Thu, Jun 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Thu, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Sat, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sat, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 12:15pm
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Sat, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 1:15pm
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Sat, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Sat, Jun 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Sat, Jun 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Sun, Jun 06, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Jun 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:15am
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