Wheaton’s downtown fire hydrants might make you do a double take. In celebration of the Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop exhibition at the College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center, the City’s Fine & Cultural Arts Commission invited local artists to apply pop art style in painting 20 downtown fire hydrants. Each of these unusual works of art has a theme and a sponsor.
The Fine & Cultural Arts Commission encourages the community to head downtown to see this creative public art display. You can visit the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/FireHydrantArt for a downloadable map of the fire hydrant locations, plus the artist for each, its theme and sponsor(s). A website map also includes a photo of each painted hydrant for you to preview.
The painted hydrants will be on display through Sept. 4.
This project is one of the many Wheaton Warhol projects and events happening this summer, inviting visitors to the Andy Warhol Portfolios exhibition to come to Wheaton, and supporting the arts in our community. You can check out the Wheaton Warhol Discovery Guide, a free mobile-exclusive guide to everything Warhol that is happening in Wheaton with offers available for visiting local businesses.