Geneseo Mural Project

 

 

THE GENESEO MURAL PROJECT WILL PLACE MURAL INSTALLATIONS AROUND GENESEO THAT WILL LIVEN UP OUR ALREADY ACTIVE TOWN, AND GIVE RESIDENTS AND VISITORS A PLACE TO SNAPSHOT AND SHARE THEIR ACTIVITIES IN OUR GREAT CITY. 

If you are an artist interested in working with the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce on the Geneseo Mural Project, please fill out the Mural Artist Request for Proposal Form.

The first mural project, tentatively titled "Historical Downtown Geneseo," was painted over the weekend of September 15 through 18, 2022, on the South side of 134 South State Street (Geneseo Home Furnishings). The mural now greets drivers and pedestrians as they experience our downtown.

 

 

 

 

Professional murals will continue to be installed in Geneseo, Illinois, a shopping and dining destination that hosts many festivals and events year-round. See some of the concept designs below! 




THANK YOU GENESEO MURAL PROJECT SPONSORS!

Thank you to our generous sponsors and hard-working committee, who have helped champion this exciting project for our community!

Geneseo Foundation

Dennis and Jane Reese Family Foundation

Central Bank Illinois

Betty Miller Foundation

Rotary Club of Geneseo

Farmers National Bank

Hanford Insurance

Smith Studio and Gallery

Rutabaga Art

The Carbiener Family

 

Committee Members: 

Brandon Maeglin, David Smith, April Davis, Christina Heald, Angie Snook, Sheilah Wigant-McGee, Katie Kutsunis, Ben Young, Tom Anderson, Morgan Thurman, Valerie Kline, Zack Sullivan


PHASE ONE MURAL


Michael Clark (Aledo, IL) of the well-known Walldogs community has led this first mural project through to completion. His interpretation of Historical Downtown Geneseo is a notable inititation piece for this project. If you haven't seen the finished product, be sure to stop at the corner of First and State Street in downtown Geneseo.

 

The horse fountain pictured in the mural still exists today and can be found behind the Geneseo Historical Museum at 205 S. State Street!

 

  National Humane Alliance Fountain in Genese, IL                                     What We Have Done | Geneseo Foundation



Questions? Want to sponsor the project? Interested in being hired as an artist for a future mural? Contact the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce at 309-944-2686, or geneseo@geneseo.org!

WALL MURALS ARE AN ART FORM THAT IS KNOWN AND UNDERSTOOD AROUND THE WORLD. GENESEO COMMUNITY MURALS WILL PROVIDE A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO PUBLICLY CELEBRATE, SHARE, AND SHOWCASE OUR TOWN’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. GENESEO RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE WILL ENJOY THESE COLORFUL REMINDERS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.



PROUD SPONSERS