New mural added to Urbana

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A new mural has been added to the east side of Urbana.

The artwork is located near east Green and Urbana Streets. Carlie Upchurch is the artist. It took her seven days to complete.

She says she got her inspiration from past work and says she free-styled most of the mural.

“It’s a lot of fun and it’s an interesting and fun way to make a photo op happen or take you out of the every day life monotony and into the present moment,” says Upchurch.

Her next project is near the same block.

Upchurch was one of the artists funded to install a mural in Downtown Urbana in 2020. It is located on the south side of 120 W. Main St. in Downtown Urbana.

“We’re delighted to have another remarkable piece of public art in Urbana,” says Arts & Culture Coordinator Rachel Storm. “In addition to privately sponsored works like this one by muralist Carlie Upchurch, the City of Urbana Arts and Culture Program directly sponsored 6 mural projects this grant-cycle season and we look forward to a full summer of public art popping up all over Urbana!”

Upchurch also painted the mural above Nola’s Rock Bar located at 119 W. Main Street.

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