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Yorktown Mall Now Accepting Entries for their 2021 Call for Artists Mural Initiative

Yorktown Mall is now accepting entries for their 2021 Call For Artists mural initiative where one will will create a 2,400-square foot, all-expenses-paid outdoor mural display at the Center’s main entrance.

The highly visible entrance along Butterfield Road sees the passing of over 1.4 million vehicles each month and will provide the perfect spot to showcase the impressive work of the selected local artist(s).

The 2021 Call For Artists will be taking online submissions through Sunday, April 25. Local Chicagoland artists or artist groups who demonstrate artistic excellence and imagination, and who have the capabilities to create an engaging work of art that will invite community interaction and inspire future opportunities for artistic collaboration are encouraged to apply.

The selected artist will not only have their mural displayed at this prominent focal point in Chicagoland, but will also be featured among Yorktown Center’s dynamic community of collaborators, joining the ranks of talented artists, such as celebrity street artist Kelsey Montague, who created the famed butterfly wings mural in Nashville, Tennessee.

A group of finalists will be selected and considered by a judging committee comprised of key community members from the Village of Lombard, Pacific Retail, and Yorktown Center. The winning submission will be announced on Tuesday, June 1.


Yorktown Center’s 2021 Call For Artists is now accepting online submissions through Sunday, April 25th. One winner will be selected to create an all-expenses-paid 2,400-square-foot outdoor mural that captures the heart of the Western Suburbs at Yorktown Center’s main entrance.


Local artists in the Chicagoland area.

Yorktown Center
203 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL


Submissions will be accepted online. Local Chicagoland artists can learn more about application requirements and, review contest policies, and apply here:


Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 25

Artist Finalists Chosen: Wednesday, April 28

Winning Artist(s) Announced: Tuesday, June 1

Mural Painting Begins: June/July 2021

Yorktown Center currently boasts five murals throughout the two-level shopping center, including Kelsey Montague’s Yorktown Butterfly, an interactive edu-tainment display for children in partnership with Brookfield Zoo, and Rise & Shine by local Chicagoland artist Molly Z.

To learn more about the 2021 Call For Artists mural initiative and apply, please visit:

Deadline: 04.24.2021
Name: Megan Martin
Address: 913 Oakwood Terrace
Phone: 773-517-1826