Tammy McCoy did not have a lot of time to sit back and relax during the first Battle of the Brushes in downtown Burlington. As director of the Burlington Art Center, she did her best to make sure the larger than expected crowd was having a good time.
Railroad Days in Galesburg this year will have more color to it, thanks to the Galesburg Civic Art Center, which will host its second Battle for the Alley street art competition. It will be held June 25 in Park Plaza.
Street art – also known as graffiti art – is often done under cover of night. But on a sunny, hot, and humid mid-summer afternoon in Galesburg it was done during the light of day in a small downtown plaza.
A new event from the Galesburg Civic Art Center aims to liven up an area of the city that is neglected. The organization will host its first ever street art contest Saturday, July 18 in the alley behind the art center. The event is being called “Battle for the Alley.”