Loves Mural Description
Using 108 different colors, gradients fill this space to spell “LOVES” showing through subtly for this ”Heart of the Midwest” city.
ROTD Crafter's Corner
5545 N. 2nd Street Loves Park (North Facing)
Elm St. Mural Description
Rags to riches as the back of this once lively hotel gets a fresh, new and updated look.
315 Elm St. (West facing)
Brett Whitacre is a self-taught American artist living and working in Northern Illinois. His art is inspired by a mix of vintage and modern advertising as well as American history. Upon moving to Chicago in 2000 he began collecting otherwise discarded materials from alleyways such as old window panes, television sets, luggage, and salvaged wood. He applies his imagery to the found objects juxtaposing old and new. The end result of his work tends to have a strong modern feel contrasted with a rustic warmth. Whitacre creates pop art with a sensibility that's less "What does it all mean?", and more "Hey, isn't that Burt Reynolds?!" Celebrity highlights include the Bandit himself and nine other mustachioed visionaries (Hogan, Shalit, Pryor, etc.)