Contribute to a record-setting mosaic design using reusable cups
The Mexican Cultural Center DuPage seeks to set a world record with the help of the West Chicago community and those attending the 2017 Mexican Independence Day Festival in downtown West Chicago on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the creation of a colorful mosaic design made of reusable cups.
The idea was developed as a way to celebrate the connection between railroad history and Mexican heritage during the annual festival that marks Mexican Independence Day. The mosaic will be constructed out of 11,700+ reusable cups with colorful lids that will form the robust design which will spread across the 100 block of Main Street. The design features a boxcar train surrounded by a colorful pattern designed in a Mexican motif and was chosen to reflect West Chicago’s history as being the first Illinois community created by the first railroad junction.
Residents and visitors are invited to take part in the creation of the mosaic on Saturday and/or the disassembling of the mosaic on Sunday, by signing up to do so at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080845aba62aa2f85-west. The mosaic will remain on Main Street for the duration of the Festival for all to enjoy. The Mosaic World Record challenge is sponsored by Republic Bank and People Made Visible.