Public Art Projects & Initiatives

Beautify Earth

Olde Main Street, Inc. has recently partnered with Beautify Earth, an online platform that connects property owners, artists, and sponsors all in one place. Property owners and businesses interested in having a mural painted inside or outside of their property can upload images of their walls to the site and attach their guidelines and budgets. In turn, artists can create free accounts to upload their work, browse available walls and express interest in projects. Beautify handles the logistics of approvals, contracting, insurance and payment. Beautify commits 1% profit into their “Back to the Streets” campaign for its work in schools and under served communities. They also commit 15% of sales from our account back to the Art on Main fund for more projects! Read the full article.

Mosaic Benches

Olde Main Street will be working with the Park Department to identify opportunities to create functional art along the future connection of the East river Trail to the Fox River Trail.




Windey Metal Art

Olde Main Street has been in touch with local artist, Dave Windey, about finding a home for one of his breathtaking tree sculptures.



Main Street Bridge

Olde Main Street was given permission to explore creative ideas for art along the Main street bridge. This bridge connects the Broadway and Downtown Districts. Please note: area marked off in red is where the bridge lifts for water traffic and nothing is permitted here.