The DSI Image & Design Council recognizes the importance and value of public art to our local community as well as becoming a cultural tourism attraction. The Council is proud to champion the new ARTIFICATION downtown mural project for 2013 and has a vision of four large scale murals created by local artists with the first being launched at the Taste of Downtown, July 12 & 13. As with any project of this size and scope, funding is needed to secure necessary supplies, equipment and cover artist fees. The estimated cost of each mural is $10,000. With your financial and in-kind contributions we can make this a reality and directly benefit downtown. For more detailed information please contact DSI at 217-544-1723. For your convenience, contributions are accepted online via PayPal using debit or credit cards. Checks are also accepted, payable to DSI. Thank you for your interest and support of this exciting new venture!

DSI proudly announces AAA Insurance as the presenting sponsor of the Lincoln Mural, located on the North wall of The Alamo, 115 North 5th Street in downtown Springfield. The mural is scheduled to be completed at the Taste of Downtown, July 12 & 13 and is being created by local artist, Michael J. Mayosky. We also wish to thank the following for their assistance, support and donations: Barry Friedman, The Alamo; Michael Von Behren Builders, Noonan’s Grand Rental, Illini Bank, Paul O’Shea, John Barker, Tony & Theresa Comerio, Tim Farley, Troy Freeman, Chris Nickell, Penny Wollan-Kriel, Sandy Baksys, Paul Kmett, and Christine Zeman.

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Michael J. Mayosky

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Tony Comerio
Image & Design Council Chair

Ann Frescura
DSI Promotion & Event Director

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