Railroad Days in Galesburg this year will have more color to it, thanks to the Galesburg Civic Art Center, which will host its second Battle for the Alley street art competition. It will be held June 25 in Park Plaza.
Street art – also known as graffiti art – is often done under cover of night. But on a sunny, hot, and humid mid-summer afternoon in Galesburg it was done during the light of day in a small downtown plaza.
A new event from the Galesburg Civic Art Center aims to liven up an area of the city that is neglected. The organization will host its first ever street art contest Saturday, July 18 in the alley behind the art center. The event is being called “Battle for the Alley.”