Now entering its seventh year, the Sky Art Peoria program continues to bring fun, color and artwork on a large scale to the Tri-County Area. In collaboration with Adams Outdoor Advertising, this ArtsPartners of Central Illinois program puts the work of local artists on 48’ x 14’ billboards—a value of nearly $36,200 in free advertising for each winning artist. This year’s recipients include: Evan Fairbanks, “creative chaos”; Keith Glascock, “pupil”; Natalie Jackson, “S’Wonderful”; Hattie Lee, “Effervescent Connections”; and Mike McGarvey, “Green Bee.” Their billboards will be going up during the month of June.
“Hearing the input of our jury this year and their broad range of voices while getting to celebrate artists in our community made for a really great year in Sky Art!” notes Sky Art Peoria chair Alexander Martin. And the icing on the cake, they add, was sharing the news with the winning artists. “This was a really strong year and some really amazing art was submitted.” Locate the various billboard locations and read more about the artists at artspartners.net. PM