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Activate the Alley pARTnership Project

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In honor of water street studios’ 10 year anniversary….

Water Street Studios is partnering 10 local artists with 10 nonprofits to create outdoor, public art murals that illustrate the programs and services that the participating nonprofits offer back to the community. These murals will be on display in the alley leading up to the entrance of Water Street Studios. See image above.

Each mural will be created on 3 foot by 4 foot canvas. The participating nonprofits own the original mural and can use it for whatever purposes they see fit (i.e. auction at upcoming gala, display on site, gift to a major donor, etc). Water Street Studios will create a digital replication of the original artwork and that replication will be displayed in the alleyway leading up to the entrance of Water Street Studios.

The goal of this project is to create an outdoor resource gallery for our community to learn more about leading causes and services in our community while improving the streetscape and public safety on Water Street in downtown Batavia, Illinois.

pARTicipating nonprofit organizations include:

Association for Individual Development (AID)

To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose.


CASA Kane County

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system.


Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center

The goal of the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center (FVEC) is to provide critical support to local companies to help them create jobs, expand their business and grow revenue. 


Fox Valley Patriotic Organization

The Fox Valley Patriotic Organization (FVPO) has set out on an impressive plan to create a national monument to celebrate the symbol of our great nation, the United States Flag.


Fox Valley Special Recreation Association 

To provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles.


Mutual Ground

To provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.


TriCity Family Services

TriCity Family Services is a private, not-for-profit human service agency serving the community members and organizations of Central Kane County. The agency is dedicated to strengthening people and building community through the provision of quality, affordable counseling, youth crisis intervention, prevention, and early intervention services that promote sound mental health and effective family functioning.

This project is generously supported by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley