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Virtual Mural Reveal with Water Street Studios

Tue July 28, 2020

Batavia, IL—Water Street Studios invites you to attend the virtual reveal of Batavia Park District with artwork by CJ Hungerman.

Water Street Studios continues to pARTner with leading organizations and artists in the area through the Activate the Alley project, a public art display honoring 10 local organizations through the work of local artists. On July 30th the 6th art panel will be revealed virtually on social media.

Batavia Park District is committed to providing fun, safe, and innovative open space and recreational opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents. We are recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative experiences and for providing exceptional care and attention to parks and facilities.

Established in 1969 through voter referendum. We maintain and operate approximately 400 acres, comprised of 40 sites, an in-line skating/skateboarding park, a unique aquatic facility, a museum and a multitude of baseball and soccer fields and tennis and basketball courts. The Park District offers more than 1,000 programs each year and serves nearly 95,000 participants through various recreational, arts, and environmental programs. The Batavia Park District is committed to excellence and is a leader in providing leisure experiences that enhance the quality of life for our community. To learn more please visit

Allison Niemela, Executive Director of the Batavia Park District, says of the project, "The Batavia Park District is proud to partner with Water Street Studios and CJ Hungerman to create a unique mural that represents multi-facets of the Park District. Creativity and art is an important part of Batavia Park District programming, and we strive to provide opportunities for all to be creative and innovative in their own way. We are honored to be part of the Activate the Alley project, and we look forward to seeing the story that each mural tells as the project is completed."

Batavia Park District selected CJ Hungerman to create the artwork for their mural to bring awareness to the mission, vision, and programs of their organization. CJ Hungerman is a local painter and sculptor who has widely exhibited his work around the country.

“The uniqueness of my art is from the successful use of dissonant colors and flat shapes to create the illusion of a three-dimensional surreal environment. The medley of colors and intermingling shapes represents the diversity of people residing in our communities. Even though the colors and odd shapes should not collectively work together I have found a way to place them side by side successfully rendering them as one harmonious piece.  I do this to demonstrate the way all of us can interact with each other as we traverse through the friction of life”. For more information about CJ Hungerman and his work please visit

“This project is an example of the collaborative spirit within the Fox Valley area. Connecting the artists of Water Street Studios with the many organizations impacting our community seems like a natural fit. Together they are creating a public art series that not only provides beauty to this Water Street backdrop, but delivers a powerful message highlighting the partnerships at the foundation of our strong community,” Taylor Egan, Water Street Studios Executive Director added.  

You are invited to join us online on July 30th at 2:00 pm for the 6th mural reveal of the Activate the Alley pARTnership project. For a direct link to the reveal, please visit

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming mural reveals with CASA Kane County, Association for Individual Development, Fox Valley Patriotic Organization, TriCity Family Services, Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center, and Suicide Prevention Services.

For more information: Taylor Egan,