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Ready To Rock Street Exhibit: ‘Joliet Has Rich Music History’


JOLIET, IL — The Joliet City Center Partnership, Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the City of Joliet announced Monday that they are proud to collaborate on an interactive street art exhibit “Ready to Rock.”

This art exhibition will feature twelve, 6-foot-tall fiberglass custom-decorated guitars that will be on display throughout Downtown Joliet during the summer of 2023. Each guitar will be uniquely painted by professional local and regional artists.

“Ready to Rock” was developed by the partnering organizations’ desire to showcase Downtown Joliet, draw visitors to the area, and boost community pride.

“Joliet has a rich music history and a strong local artist movement,” remarked Priscilla Cordero, Executive Director of the Joliet City Center Partnership in Monday’s announcement. “This project is a perfect opportunity to blend both of those histories while also promoting Downtown Joliet.”

A kick-off ribbon cutting event is scheduled for June 1 in the Joliet Junior College city center plaza.
Concluding the project, guitars will be available for auction at an event to be held at the Rialto Square Theatre on Oct. 4.

Proceeds generated throughout the project and from events will benefit future downtown art and beautification projects.

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