The final week of preparation for Paint The Town is in full force. The forecast calling for mild temperatures is aligning for a great, fun day in downtown Morrison, Illinois.
The Paint The Town event has seen anl increase in the number of artists that add their creations to the streets and windows. The number of 5-foot squares required will surpass the 1,750 mark this September 15. With the increase in participants, the activities surrounding the painting to expand as well. Additional musical groups are scheduled and additional paints and t-shirts purchased to accommodate the larger group of entrants.
The entry fee remains one of the best bargain attractions in Northern Illinois as each entrant receives paints, t-shirt, brushes and the necessary tools to execute their magic, plus entertainment by some of the most talented musicians from the area.
The Paint The Town committee has spent endless hours researching and procuring a quality paint that will remain for the weeks that follow and stand-up to the weather challenges. 9000 pounds of paint was delivered on Thursday, September 6 ready for the artists.
Each entrant receives a ‘goody bag’ of sponsor’s promotional items, and the increase in sponsors promises a great surprise when registration is complete on Saturday morning.
While creative bodies cover the streets, the art students of surrounding schools will be painting the store front windows (46) of the downtown buildings.
The creatively designed t-shirts carry a 1950’s postcard image with the 2012 design by Lindsay Reams on the front and the generous sponsors arranged on the opposite side of the postcard (t-shirt). The colorful souvenirs are available at the registration tent for $10.00 each. Additional t-shirts from previous Paint The Town Celebrations are also available at a reduced price. (2011-$5.00, all other years$1.00).
Over 230 volunteers will have stepped forth to contribute to the fun day by the time the streets are re-opened at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.
For a funfilled weekend, head to Morrison. All ages to are invited to sign up and put an artistic mark on the streets for all to see for weeks to follow