Danville

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Rediscovering Danville is an art show about Danville history featuring watercolor paintings by local artist Tim Welch.

“There’s always been something fascinating about old photographs” says Tim. This show is about helping people in our community and elsewhere discover, or “rediscover” the captivating history of Danville Illinois.

The first several pieces of the show will be on display at 7 East North Street in Downtown Danville Illinois Starting in late August 2020. Shown below are a few examples of the work that will be on display…

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The Cal Jamison Grocery was a fun painting to work on. Located on 1st street in Danville it later became “The Nutty Nut Shop” until someone corrects us on that. Broadway singer Helen Morgan was discovered there, she was born in Danville in 1900 and made a big impression on the Chicago club scene during the 1920’s.

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The Palace and Fischer Theaters in 1945. Many folks in Danville have fond memories of the Palace (which no longer exists) and of course the Fischer which has been wonderfully restored and still used today, after many years of sitting empty.

We can’t continue the show without your support so we’ve developed a creative way for you (our sponsors) to get something back in return (besides good feelings)…

For a $50 sponsorship you get an 11×17 print of your choice from the show (and it’s even signed by the artist)!

(Go to this link to easily contribute)

We will of course accept donations of any amount but why not enjoy some art for your home or office in exchange for your kindness and generosity…

For a $100 sponsorship you get two signed 11×17 prints of your choice. It’s a great option because you can give one as a gift or just enjoy both of them!

For a $200 or above (up to $500) you get a signed print and a custom work of art to be agreed upon between you and the artist.

The final sponsorship level is the business advertiser’s package which includes an ad for your business in our quarterly art catalog, featuring Danville and the surrounding area’s most talented local artists. Please email or call the artist, Tim Welch regarding this amazing opportunity for your business and become a patron for the arts in your community.

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This painting of Burger Chef in Danville during the 1060’s was purchased by Butch Schroeder. Since the original is no longer available you’ll have to get a print if you would like to hang it on your wall. People really seem to enjoy the nostalgic memories they get from paintings like this so that’s why it’s so fun painting them.

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The Big 4 Railroad Bridge also know as “The Arches” was one of the places I remember being told to “stay away from” when I was a kid. Of course we didn’t and there are many stories about this place from locals who have visited there.

Remember to contribute to the show to keep seeing more amazing art, or even order your own custom work of art for your home or office!