From our BEST 2020 feature:

BEST new art programming: 40 North’s The GreatARTdoors

With so many art festivals canceled, C-U artists and art fans were definitely in need of a boost. And 40 North’s new program, The Great ARTdoors, provided that and more. Not only did it offer support to 10 artists, it encouraged them to explore new techniques and materials as they created work to be installed in outdoor locations throughout Champaign-Urbana. But, perhaps even more importantly, it brought art to places where it is rarely found. As examples of site-specific art, these works spoke to and of the communities in which they resided. (Debra Domal)

Top image from 40 North's Facebook page.