Proposed East Side gateway mural design selected for downtown Aurora

Proposed East Side gateway mural design selected for downtown Aurora

Aurora Downtown’s Streetscape committee selected a final design for a proposed East Side gateway mural. Artists Laura Lynne Kubicek and Catalina Diaz presented a final design that will be going forward to the city approval process.

Aurora Downtown published a request for proposals in January. The organization received eight proposals by the February 12 due date.

Among those, Kubicek and Diaz, working as a team, were chosen by the committee to present a final design to a mural task team that was then selected to review the design. The design will now move through the city process to approve murals in downtown’s FoxWalk Overlay District.

Aurora Downtown’s Streetscape committee selected a final design for a proposed East Side gateway mural. Artists Laura Lynne Kubicek and Catalina Diaz presented a final design that will be going forward to the city approval process.

Aurora Downtown published a request for proposals in January. The organization received eight proposals by the February 12 due date.

Among those, Kubicek and Diaz, working as a team, were chosen by the committee to present a final design to a mural task team that was then selected to review the design. The design will now move through the city process to approve murals in downtown’s FoxWalk Overlay District.

Proposed East Side gateway mural design selected for downtown Aurora

“We are excited to work with Laura and Catalina on the gateway mural. They are already welcoming community members and fellow artists to assist them with the painting. It’ll be a great community collaboration,” said Gina Salamone, Streetscape Committee chair.

The mural will be painted on the east wall of Mangkuk Restaurant, 210 E. Galena Blvd.

Proposed East Side gateway mural design selected for downtown Aurora

This is the second gateway mural sponsored by the group. The first mural, completed by artist Josh Schultz last fall, is on the southwest corner of Lake Street and Galena Boulevard.

If the mural is approved by city council, work is planned to start in August.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

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