Westmont seeking mural artists for village centennial collaboration
Approaching a milestone anniversary, Westmont has asked for local artists to join an unusual mural project as officials coordinate plans leading up to the village’s centennial celebration in 2021 — with entries accepted through March 3.
All entries should be designed with a historical theme in mind to reflect life in Westmont in the 1920s, '30s and '40s, village leaders stated in a recent press release.
Initiated last year, the multiphase project allows one new historical mural to be installed and exhibited each year until the village turns 100 years old on Nov. 10, 2021.
Calling the debut November 2016 installment “fabulous,” Mayor Ron Gunter joined Anniversary Committee Co-Chair Larry McIntyre in describing the plan.
Last year’s piece, created by Fanny Moy, will soon go on display at the local library, according to village trustee Bruce Barker. Altogether, a total of five pieces will commemorate Westmont’s beginnings.
Regional artisans are encouraged to sign up for consideration. Pieces will be evaluated and coordinated by the 100th Anniversary committee; the deadline for submission is March 3.
Individuals can register at the Westmont website; by emailing the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling 630-417-0280.
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