Walldogs, an international organization that is known for their historical murals, converged on Kewanee Wednesday and by the time they leave on Sunday, they will have painted 15 murals on a variety of structures in the Henry County town. Pictured is artist Elaine Wallis of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, who is painting a mural of the old Kewanee Boiler plant. She is one of 214 artists that range from their late teens to 85 years old, who will depict a variety of historical scenes. Walldogs choose one town every year to showcase their art, after working with locals to learn about historical happenings/landmarks in each specific town. Each mural costs about $5,000. The process has taken about two years and is the brainchild of Denny and Diane Packee, along with a host of volunteers, organizations, businesses and churches.
Walldogs make their mark on Kewanee
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