The Century Walk Corporation


April 6, 1997 — Source: Naperville Sun, The (IL)

The Naperville Century Walk Board of Directors has begun its search for a project administrator and artists to create murals, sculptures, mosaics, or other public works of art in downtown Naperville.

Request for proposal forms for persons interested in administering the program and applications for artists, artist assistants and volunteers may be obtained by calling (630) 369-6348 or (630) 355-5555.

Century Walk was established last year to create public art throughout Naperville's historic downtown and adjacent areas.

The art is to be a tribute to 20th Century life in Naperville, including a portrayal of the community's significant people, places and events.

In its first year, three works of art were designed and dedicated -- a mural depicting the city's publishing history, a sculptural tribute to the Naperville Municipal Band, and mosaic lounge chairs celebrating the former Kroehler Furniture Factory.

Three additional projects are budgeted for 1997 and are scheduled to be completed by September.

"As we look for artists and an administrator for this year's projects, we are also inviting the community to become involved in the Century Walk," said board member Brand Bobosky.

"We will be suggesting 20th Century Naperville scenes to the selected artists, and we welcome ideas from the public."

Suggestions may be mailed to Century Walk, P.O. Box 133, Naperville, Ill. 60566-0133.

Century Walk is funded by the City of Naperville through hotel and motel taxes, an Illinois Arts Council grant, and private donations.


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