Western Avenue Mural Dedication May 20th at 11:00 am

Mural pic 4The  dedication of the Western Avenue Mural will be held on May 20, 2015 at 11:00 am. It will take place at 436 S. Western Avenue (TT’s BBQ parking lot) in Peoria. If it rains, the dedication will take place on May 27. Artist R. Rashad Reed, sponsored by the City of Peoria, Greater Peoria LISC, and the Heritage Ensemble, completed the mural last fall. This beautiful art project will be dedicated to the residents of Peoria’s South Side with guest speakers, delicious food from TT’s BBQ and goodie bags for the whole family. Speakers for the event:

Mayor Jim Ardis – Welcome

Councilwoman Denise Moore

Michele Sullivan, CAT Foundation President & LISC Board Chair

State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth

Artist R. Rashad Reed

This mural is part of Greater Peoria LISC’s Creative Place making Initiative. LISC_peoria_logo_tag_v5_transThis grant program aims to fund public art in LISC’s two target neighborhoods: the East Bluff and the South Side. Public art has been shown to makes areas safer and instill neighborhood pride. This program also provides opportunities to local artists looking to give back to the community.

You can see other Creative Place making projects LISC has funded on our Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126835429@N05/sets/72157648961193818/

For more information contact: Greater Peoria LISC, 309-676-5472 or aostaszewski@lisc.org

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