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Friday, September 29, 2023

Century Walk: ‘The Way We Were’


January is the month of New Year’s Resolutions as well as Old Lang Syne. So when looking at things that were, and thinking about what might be, we encourage you to frequent the downtown Mural “The Way We Were” at the Alleyway between 113 and 121 Washington Street.

Gone but not forgotten, several of Naperville‘s favorite downtown businesses and every day scenes are captured in this nostalgic Mural. Created by local artists Marianne Lisson Kuhn and Liza Netzley-Hopkins, the detailed trompe l’oeil images, engage viewers in the every day life of a simpler, smaller Naperville of the 1960s.

So if you’re of that age genre you might reminisce at what things were like back then, and if you weren’t even born at that time, you might enjoy viewing the same. Regardless, a trip there to take in one of Century Walk’s finest Murals will get your New Year off to a great start!

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About Century Walk

The Century Walk Corporation, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing public art to Naperville, to add beauty to the town, build community and bridge generations by paying tribute to over 200 years of Naperville history through a diverse collection of murals, mosaics, sculptures and more.

Learn more about 50-plus pieces of Naperville public art at www.centurywalk.org.

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