Paint The Port Fills Downtown Freeport With The Artistic Flavor Of An Entire Community

Freeport, Illinois — Put on by the Freeport Art Museum after a resident came up with the idea to paint the downtown streets of Freeport as a way to help downtown, Paint the Port was an event held Friday, September 15, 2017 in Freeport, Illinois where the downtown streets were transformed into over 300 squares measuring 4 ft by 4 ft and used as a canvas, for hundreds of amateur artists of all ages within the community.

The event was a fundraiser said to be for a facade improvement grant to help renovate select businesses every year.  Jessica Modica of the Freeport Art Museum said they hope to have around $10,000 available to contribute.  Modica said that with the city match and the select business match, that could be mean $30,000 of available money for facade improvements.

Jessica and Katie give us the scoop on why hundreds of people are filling the streets of downtown Freeport tonight.

Posted by Today In The Port on Friday, September 15, 2017

The event was held from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. and took place on Chicago Avenue in downtown Freeport. Here are some scenes of the day along with a few of the artistic creations people came up during the event.

In most towns, you might get arrested for doing this in the street. In Freeport, we invite the whole town to participate. The community is painting Chicago Ave in downtown Freeport and it looks awesome. See a clip from the YMCA, plus watch time lapse footage of today’s event.

Posted by Today In The Port on Friday, September 15, 2017

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Walk with us through the new ‘publicly decorated’ downtown Freeport streets.

Posted by Today In The Port on Friday, September 15, 2017

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