Art Infusion 2022 to bring new public art to downtown Janesville

Art Infusion Chalk Art Competition
Courtesy Pat Sparling Photography

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Six artists with local and international ties will transform a set of walls in downtown Janesville as part of an upcoming public art project.

This year’s Art Infusion mural series runs Sept. 9 through 11. Throughout the course of the weekend, muralists from Miami, Madison, Mexico City, Detroit, and South Bend, Indiana will spend hours creating their works of art while interacting with spectators.

Artists chosen for the mural program were selected by a jury process managed by Katie Stensberg of Kasten Design, a company that specializes in mural work.

“It has been a very exciting process this year with over 100 muralist applications submitted that included representation from four countries and 20 states,” Stensberg said. “Most were exceptionally talented which made the process of narrowing it down very difficult.”

During the course of the weekend, sidewalk chalk artists will also compete for cash prizes at Firehouse Park in downtown Janesville. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. The theme for the competition is “Find your adventure in Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside.”