A Little Time and a Keyboard: Creativity Blossoms During Janesville's Art Infusion

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Creativity Blossoms During Janesville's Art Infusion

Creativity Blossoms During Janesville's Art Infusion

Take a Little Adventure Through Art Infusion with Me and Learn How to Enjoy Janesville's Public Art All Year Long

**Disclosure: Thank you to Janesville  Area Convention &Visitors Bureau for hosting and accommodating my visit so I can bring this series to my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Art Infusion in Janesville, Wisconsin encourages creative exploration of the arts through an array of experiences including the live painting of large-scale murals, a chalk drawing contest, live music performances, meet-the-artist events, self-guided art tours, guided walking tours of public art and more. We absolutely love this annual event because unique local art is crafted right in front of your eyes. Such an incredible experience!

Formations on Jackson Mural by Nathan Brown fuses color and geometry.
Formations on Jackson Mural by Nathan Brown fuses color and geometry.

New Murals Sprouted Throughout Janesville During Art Infusion

After our first adventure exploring Art Infusion last year, we eagerly anticipated this year's event totally excited to see new art! Janesville gained five fantastic new murals during this year's Art Infusion really adding to the creative spark already blooming in the city. Janesville holds a wealth of inspiring public art, thus making the city a fantastic destination to celebrate imaginative and inspiring expressions throughout the year.

One of the first murals we visited gives much to ponder. The layered colors, depth and geometric patterns of Nathan Brown's Formations mural really draw forth wonder. I think this particular mural will be interesting to see in different seasons with different natural light effects.

The River of Life mural beautiful flows along a Janesville street.
The River of Life mural beautiful flows along a Janesville street.
 

The new River of Life Mural courses along Milwaukee Street. Ivan Roque's stunning mural delights admirers with an owl representing knowledge, vines representing time and energy and flowers representing transformation. 

The Adventurer Mural by David Mark Zimmerman aka Bigshot Robot.
The Adventurer Mural by David Mark Zimmerman aka Bigshot Robot.

Seeing new murals popping up throughout the city weaves new elements of discovery throughout Janesville. David Mark Zimmerman's Adventurer Mural is bold and whimsical. The fun mural can be spotted from across the river in addition to spots close up nearer to the mural.

Brilliant and vivacious Flower Garden Mural by CJ Hungerman

While it is difficult to identify a favorite. we loved vibrant and bold Flower Garden by CJ Hungerman. We love that its location is kind of tucked in -- like "Surprise!" We spotted it walking along the river and had to visit! 

The Dancing on the Stars mural by Ruben Aguirre located on the Janesville Performing Arts  Center treats art gazers to a piece full of motion. We love how the piece depicts the movement and grace of dancers. 

Dancing on the Stars by Ruben Aguirre features motion in the mural.
Dancing on the Stars by Ruben Aguirre features motion in the mural.

A soon-to-open restaurant in Janesville, Sandwich Bar, features two new Jeff Henriquez murals inside -- one of Anthony Bourdain and one of Julia Child. I cannot return to check out these murals and the Sandwich Bar when it opens!

Childhood Joy and Whimsy

My Pet Park charms adults and kids alike!
My Pet Park charms adults and kids alike!

Adorable, vibrant and alive, My Pet Park will continue to reside in Janesville until October 31, 2021! The darling installation was crafted by artist Emily Balsley. The whimsical representations of adored animals charm kids and adults alike. The installation inhabits Janesville close to The Bubbler, an interactive sculpture with water and light features. So, another fun spot for families nearby!

The Bubbler is a fun and interactive sculpture featuring water and light.
The Bubbler is a fun and interactive sculpture featuring water and light.

Appreciate art in all seasons in Janesville touring public art including murals, monuments and sculptures. Additionally, venues provide opportunities to take in live performances and you can even create beautiful glass art at the Glass Garden.


Chalk Artists Create Incredible Pieces During Art Infusion

Chalk artists work on creations during the Art Infusion Chalk Art Competition.
Chalk artists work on creations during the Art Infusion Chalk Art Competition.

The Art Infusion Chalk Art Competition features a weekend for chalk artists to show off their skills. We enjoyed strolling through the competition area several times during our weekend watching the chalk creations come to life before our eyes. We were so amazed by the creativity of all of the artists! 

Completed chalk art pieces captivate.
Completed chalk art pieces captivate.

The chalk art contest adds extra magic by being ephemeral. The chalk creations and arrangements can only be seen during the event, making them particularly special. Capping off our visit to this year's Art Infusion, we took one last stroll through the finished chalk art pieces. So many amazing and beautiful nuggets of inspiration to take home with us!

While Art Infusion may be over until next year, public art throughout Janesville invites exploration all year round. Janesville has a fun Selfie Scavenger Hunt: Janesville Murals. Additionally, Janesville has a wealth of spectacular sculptures. You can easily add Selfie Scavenger Hunt: Janesville Sculptures & Statues to your adventure as well. 


Creativity Blossoms During  Janesville, Wisconsin's Art Infusion


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