Chalk Art on Lincoln's Downtown Square declared a warm welcome
and helped set a festive tone. Under the coordination of Kathy
Vineyard, school children and local artists provided chalk art on
walkways in Lincoln's Historic District.
While the emphasis of the festival is now at the airport, those
visitors who made their way downtown area found a trail of whimsical
to beautiful art works to lead their foot steps past local shops.
School children and individuals worked hard and fast between rain
falls this year on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
2016 Balloon Festival artwork was provided by
students from Carroll Catholic on Kickapoo, West Lincoln Broadwell
on Broadway, Washington Monroe on Broadway and McLean, Central and
Adams are on N. Kickapoo Streets. Lincoln Junior High School
supplied works on five corners downtown: City Hall, Flossie's,
Integrity, Prairie Engineers, Post Office.
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Individual and organization works included Jodi Phillips in front of
3 Roses, Cub Scouts in front of Deep Roots, Tonya Heinzel in front
of the Gresham Building, Logan County 4-H in front of Cherished
Memories, and Girl Scouts in front of Sorrento's.
Businesses supplying artwork were Prairie Years at Prairie Years,
Alley-Bi at Alley-Bi, The Courier, Michelle Bauer in front of the
Farm Bureau Building.
Thank you all for cheering and brightening our downtown.