3D chalk artist to create artwork in downtown Glen Ellyn

GLEN ELLYN, IL – Visitors are invited to watch an award-winning artist create an original piece of work in downtown Glen Ellyn on October 9 at 10 a.m. Nate Baranowski, including the artwork, murals and chalk paintings in two and three dimensions have been on display around the world, will create a colorful masterpiece in front of Citibank at 444 Main Street as part of the launch of DuPage College’s two-year public art initiative with the DuPage County.

Prior to the event, residents and local businesses are encouraged to decorate their sidewalks with their own chalk designs. Chalk packs, three of which will contain a gift certificate for free ice cream, are available while supplies last and can be picked up from:

  • Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
  • McAninch Arts Center Box Office, 425 Fawell Blvd.
  • Civic Center, Finance Department, 535 Duane St.

Click on the link to submit a photo of your chalk art to the event’s Dropbox.

“The committee is enthusiastic and invested in engaging the community as a whole, organizations, schools and families to show their creativity and build community through something fun and creative,” said Diana Martinez , who chairs the College of DuPage’s public art project, in a press release. .

Martinez added, “Fall is a great time at Glen Ellyn, and we think the family fall theme is a perfect tie-in to the Halloween festivities ahead and a great way for Glen Ellyn to celebrate the start. of the Arts DuPage month. ”

Nate baranowski fell in love with street painting while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to chalk art, he creates murals, digital paintings and art concepts, according to his website.

In September, two original murals by Tony Fitzpatrick were unveiled at 427 Main Street. The DuPage College Alumni (COD) murals marked the beginning of the college’s public arts initiative and partnership with DuPage County. COD also plans to help the village create at least two more public art installations and establish a public arts committee that will help promote community engagement in the arts.