Common Ground strives to be the center of a vibrant inclusive community and one that is alive with art.
Our gallery is located in our highly utilized Flatlander Classroom, a space dedicated to connecting the community, facilitating educational opportunities focusing on healthy living, and providing access to local artists. This multi-use space is ideal for integrating the arts into the urban environment and creating partnerships among artists, the community, and businesses.
Local Artist Anthony Najera
Our Co-op Featured Artist
Artist statement: "XO by ALN artwork showcases places, nature, and objects in their colorful and vibrant surroundings. My pieces take you to a moment in time where beauty was found in the everyday details of life. The photographs I take are a combination of city life and peace in nature. Through my editing process, I am able to provide the viewer with a new fresh perspective on the world in how I see it."
Come look at all the beautiful art Anthony has showcased in our classroom!
Local Food For All Mural
This project was funded by a 2021 grant from the Urbana Arts and Culture Program and the mural was designed and painted by local artist, Madelyn Witruk. The mural encapsulates images of the local food movement, food access, diversity of Urbana residents, cultural cuisines, and highlights imagery from our local farms, like Blue Moon Farm, Sola Gratia Farm, and Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery. This artwork aims to serve as a celebration of Urbana's uniqueness, including its strong local food system, its vibrant art community, and its warm, inclusive culture.
Call for Local Artist
We are always looking to install new local artists in our Art Gallery.