Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Atlanta Knows Its Route 66 Heritage: Shield Art Project Planned-- Part 1

From the December 3, 2012, Lincoln (Ill) Courier "Atlanta project will redesign Rt. 66 shield" by Gatehouse News Service. 

Midway between Chicago and St. Louis, the little town of Atlanta, Illinois, knows how important its Route 66 heritage is, unlike  the bigger nearby cities of Bloomington-Normal.  Their little downtown is very Route 66-friendly and about to get even more so this summer.

They are running a "Rt. 66 Reinterpreted" art project, modeled on Chicago's famous Cows on Parade one.  Artists get to do their thing on a blank 2 x 2 foot wooden cut-out shield painted white.  The only thing they have to do is incorporate the text "Illinois, U.S. 66" somewhere on it.

Contestants have to be age 16 or older and they will take up to fifty entries.

The entries will be displayed May 1 to August 31st.

I'm Thinking.  Nope.  --RoadDog



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