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.
Featured Local Artist: Selma Prado
Stop by the Flatlander Classroom to see the newest local art installation featuring the work of Selma Prado.
To purchase work, email Selma: email@example.com
A passion discovered early in school in Brazil, my craftsmanship has been a permanent learning process.
I started giving classes about oil and acrylic painting when I was 15 years old. After college, I became a teacher for children with hearing disabilities, the same condition that I have faced since infancy.
The process of convincing the children to accept the challenge of learning new skills to the boost of self-esteem when they realized the first results was an awesome experience.
Today, painting is how I keep challenging myself. This universe of details where each trace matters.
My work includes painting on canvas, aluminum, glass and fabric using oil, acrylic or watercolor.
Selma Prado Artist Pop-Up Sale on March 2nd from 12-2pm in the Flatlander Classroom & Art Gallery. Meet the Artist and additional artwork will be available for sale!
Green Eyes (Watercolor) - $200
Van Dog - $190
Petunias (Acrylic) - $190
Paris (Watercolor) - $85
Cat (Watercolor) - $35 / Mug - $18
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.