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Jody O
200 Main St
(Multiple Locations Central Business District)
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the project

June 27, 2018- July 1, 2018 

Five days of fast paced amazing painting! From the City Park to onsite building locations, artists and volunteers will be hard at work welcoming visitors, setting up equipment, and PAINTING! 

The Walldogs" is an internationally renowned organization of sign and mural artists. Every year the Walldogs organize a festival where hundreds of artists descend upon a village or small town to paint several dozen murals in one 3-5 day festival. The tradition of painting wall advertisements dates back long before today. Evidence of this can be seen as "Ghost Signs" throughout cities of all sizes. These mural painters of old were often called Walldogs.


In conjunction with the celebration of Streator's Sesquicentennial, the Walldogs will take over the entire town for 5 days adding 10-15 murals to our downtown depicting our community's rich historical heritage.


Streator is well known for outstanding volunteership and this may be our biggest volunteer undertaking to date. Help is needed in every shape and size, from making a meal for a day weary group of artists to donating a package of Sharpies -- everyone has an opportunity to be a part of creating this unforgettable occasion for our town.


We are actively fundraising toward an overall goal of $120,000 to bring this awe-inspiring event to Streator's downtown.



the steps

Early June 2018 - Pre Mural Festival Prep Work Begins 

Prime walls and create giant easels in the City Park, assemble aluminum panels, organize supplies and secure artist hospitality.

June 27 through July 1 - 5 Days of Painting

  • Project leaders establish mural sites
  • Artists and volunteers begin painting
  • Meals prepared and provided by volunteer organizations
  • Approximately 2000 visitors welcomed

Post event

After the event, murals will recieve an anti-graffiti and UV-protective coating applied to seal to preserve the mural.

why we're doing it

Streator Illinois is a rural community located in the north central part of the state.  As is the case of many rural communities, much of Streator's historic past and vibrant business districts have faded due to economic decline.  Our Streator Walldogs mural project will serve as a springboard for regrowth in community pride, identity and spirit.  This will be accomplished by highlighting significant events and figures of our town's past through installation of vibrant public murals throughout our downtown.  

Once complete, these murals will serve as a lasting point of interest for visitors and locals alike.  Future plans include a walking mural tour, historic learning opportunities, and continued celebration of Streator's past. 

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Disbursed Budget

Raised = $932.00
less ioby Platform Fee waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $27.15
Total to Disburse = $904.85

Original Budget

$10 - Painters tape, brushes

$25 - Paint rollers, paint trays, drop cloths, etc.

$50 - Gallon of paint

$100 - Buys a work day; including consumable supplies & refreshments

$250 - Two hours of a Painter's time

$500 - Pays for priming a wall (the coat before the mural)

$1000 - Pays for a partial mural

$5000 - Pays for a mural 

UPDATED BUDGET GOAL (as of 10/26/17):

SUBTOTAL = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335



SUBTOTAL = $80,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $2,400
TOTAL TO RAISE = $82,435



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