paint-the-town-2paint-the-townThe third weekend in September, Morrison’s downtown is transformed into an outdoor canvas for hundreds of amateur artists of all ages who gather to Paint the Town. The Children’s Art Preservation Association (CAPA) of Morrison created this unique family art event as a way for the community to participate in the arts together, as families and individuals. The focus of the event is the painting of five- foot squares on Main Street in Morrison’s Historic Downtown.

The number of squares painted has grown steadily since the event’s debut in 1994, when 250 squares were painted. There are now more than 2,000 squares for painting; each a frame and canvas ready to receive the original work an artist.

On Sunday, Main Street is again closed to allow people to stroll through the downtown and to view the artwork.

Contact City Hall at (815) 772-7657 or visit Facebook for more information.  Online registration with credit card available here. Check out these videos on Vimeo: Documentary Short and YouTube:  Time Lapse and Presentation.