WeGo Art Banner Exhibit
WeGo Art Banner Exhibit
The City of West Chicago hosts an annual art banner exhibit for regional and national artists to submit new artwork that embraces a different unique theme for each year. The Exhibit is organized by the City's Cultural Arts Commission.
After submissions are received, they are judged with a select number being chosen to be entered in the WeGo Art Banner Exhibit.
The selected artworks are then reproduced on large-scale streetlight pole banners that are then put on display throughout the City's downtown.
Throughout the exhibit, the public is invited to participate in voting for their favorite artwork. The artwork with the most votes, is recognized as the "People's Choice Award" winner for that year's exhibit.
2023 Exhibit Details
The 2023 theme for artwork is: Vitality/Vitalidad.
The theme was selected to embrace the return to life after the COVID-19 pandemic, and to also commemorate the WeGo Art Banner exhibit's fifteenth year in the community.
The WeGo Art Banner Exhibit is featured in the downtown area in the following areas.
- Main Street from Washington Street to Wilson Avenue; and
- Galena Street from Main Street to Arbor Avenue.
The public can also view a map of the exhibit by clicking the button below.
2024 Exhibit Details
The 2024 theme for artwork is: Time to Celebrate/Tiempo para Celebrar.
The theme was selected to coincide with the City of West Chicago celebrating its 175th anniversary of being a municipality.
People's Choice Award Winner Nomination
As part of the WeGo Art Banner Exhibit, members of the public are invited to nominate their favorite artwork to be selected as the People's Choice Award winner for that year's exhibit.
To participate in this process, participants must provide an email and select the artwork that they would like to nominate for the Exhibit using the form on this webpage. Please note, only one submission is allowed per email and/or IP address.
To view the 2023 WeGo Art Banner Exhibit entries, please click the button below.
People's Choice Award Nomination Form
2022 Art Banner Exhibit People's Choice Award Winner
The 2022 Art Banner Exhibit's "People's Choice Award" winner is Sue Krzyzanowski of Lombard, Illinois. Her artwork, "Duck Weather," was selected by 103 of 291 participants of the 2022 voting period. In sharing a few words about her work, Sue stated, "My children are my muses. Although there is only one child in this piece (I have three) it represents the purest form of childlike play, splashing in puddles. The theme was Renewal and I thought this piece was a perfect representation. Winter is turning to spring, the world is mud-luscious and the toddler child and baby ducks are enjoying splashing in the puddles. All symbols of new beginnings."
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The City's Annual Art Banner Exhibit is a WeGo Community Art Experience project organized by the City of West Chicago's Cultural Arts Commission.
The WeGo Annual Art Banner Exhibit is an official community event of the City of West Chicago.