September 2, 2014

Naperville Loves a Parade

This year’s Labor Day parade may be over but it’s spirit stays in downtown.

The Century Walk, a not-for-profit that brings art to the communty, has forever captured the joy of a parade for people to visit year around with it’s 47th piece since’s it start in 1996 titled “Naperville Loves a Parade.”

Located along the north side of the main street alleyway between GAP and Talbots named Rubin’s Way, the mural’s unveiling was four years in the making.

Captured on the wall are local businesses, popular places and 307 faces of Naperville noteables to every day citizens.

The mural was financially supported by residents and businesses who contributed more than $220,000 to be included.

“I think it’s pretty good, I think they’re kind on my jaw it usually sticks out a little more,” said Roy Grundy, attendee.

A picture is worth a thousand words and this mural will be telling Naperville’s story for years to come.

“It’s kind of like painting your life on a wall, as we started on this end, it was Dean’s that I worked at in the 70’s for like eight years so there’s a lot of history there,” said Mural Artist, Marianne Lisson Kuhn.

Although there are still some touch-ups to be made, 95 percent of the piece is completed and is permanently there for the community to view.


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