This project began as an effort to increase public awareness of pollution of waterways. Modeling after a similar program in Columbia, Missouri, five University of Illinois students and seven local artists came together to create colorful murals on area sidewalks. They are expected to last between three to five years.


Click here for approximate locations of the murals.

Note: This page is incomplete! Please update locations on the map or add photos if you are able.


Artists, Locations and Artwork

Langston Allston Island near Esquire, Champaign




Irenka Carney Bridge at Second St Basin, Champaign  
Melissa Farley Goodwin Ave north of Green St., Urbana



George Hwang Between Mathews Ave and Goodwin Ave, UI Campus
Theresa Laumann Second Street Basin Near Springfield Ave, Champaign


Molly Malec Mathews Ave, UI Campus




Joyce Meyer Logan Street, Champaign  
Kristin Rose Meadowbrook Park, Urbana  
Michael Roughton Crystal Lake Pool, Urbana  
Maxx Sentowski Train Station, Champaign
Yashvi Vira Wright Street, UI Campus  
Emily Yarger Phillips Recreation Center, Urbana



News Stories

"Murals encourage pollution awareness." The Daily Illini. October 14, 2013.

"Storm drain artwork sends a clear message: Rainwater only." The News-Gazette. September 29, 2013