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Canal Street Art Walk ~ Arts & Garden

Canal Street Art Walk ~ Arts & Garden

Canal Street Art Walk

Canal Street Ottawa IL 61350

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The Canal Street Art Walk is a pedestrian and biking trail that stretches north from Madison Street to the Illinois & Michigan Canal.

At the end of the path near the Illinois & Michigan Canal, a  partial recreation of the historic Lateral Canal locks can be viewed. Along with this feature a concrete architectural ornaments from an old school can be enjoyed along with a giant mosaic monarch butterfly. The path is flanked by a monarch butterfly and pollinator garden created by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and Ottawa Garden Club members. Its purpose is to foster the endangered monarch butterfly.

Three nine-foot mosaic pillars are also installed along the path. The pillars are part of the transformation created by Artist, Susan Burton. Volunteers helped put together thousands of glass pieces to form the images of flowers, bees, and butterflies.

 

 

 

 

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