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  • Writer's pictureLynne Kornecki

Internationally Acclaimed Public Art Project: UMBRELLA SKY On View in Elmhurst, IL; Party 4/29/23


ELMHURST CITY CENTRE'S free UMBRELLA SKY OPENING PARTY SET FOR SATURDAY, 4/29/23 FROM 4-7 PM AT

On display through 8/31/23


Party in the street to celebrate the opening of Elmhurst’s Public Art Commission and City Centre’s Umbrella Sky Elmhurst installation in Schiller Court (at York Street). Wine, beer and dancing in the street • Live big band jazz by Shout Section Big Band. VISIT Website


From Paris to Portugal, the UMBRELLA SKY PROJECT has rained color down upon city streets worldwide to the delight of visitors and residents alike. Now you can view this colorful scene created by 800 umbrellas locally at the Elmhurst City Centre by attending its launch party.

The project, intended to “bring color and joy and promote places and their surroundings,” has obviously been a huge success.


The Umbrella Sky Project began in 2011 as a part of the City of Agueda’s famous annual Agitagueda Art Festival in Portugal. The project, intended to “bring color and joy and promote places and their surroundings,” has been a global success. Elmhurst is only the sixth city in the U.S. to welcome this project on display through 8/31/23.


You can follow the Umbrella Sky Project on Instagram



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