Art in the Open
Drab gray concrete walls in Joliet, you have met your match. And they are the Friends of Community Public Art.
With paintbrushes and rollers in hand, artists have been painting huge murals on Joliet walls for more than 30 years. With
the formal organization of the
Friends of Community Public Art and its mission of beautifying the city and memorializing its past, artists have kept Joliet's history alive in vivid colors.
Whether they're telling the tale of Joliet's Slovenian immigrants or depicting the Clean Water Act of 1972, FCPA projects
bring the community together by drawing from its talented pool of artists. By the looks of the FCPA's public art, which includes
not only paintings but also sculptures and mosaics, these artists sure have been keeping busy.
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Explore another of Illinois' public art projects, Chicago's
Archi-treasures, which gives old neighborhoods a colorful face lift.