Beauty in the Art Park

What started as a vacant gas station on the corner of MacArthur Highway and SW Adams is now an artistic oasis, thanks to C.T. Gabbert Remodeling and Construction Inc. The firm is bringing beauty to the south end of the Warehouse District with its art park, featuring a rotating art exhibit, unique and colorful flower planters, a recycled tire and birdhouse hanging display and a “Little Free Library”—a cabinet of books for community exchange. The idea is to take a book and leave a book if you can.

By collaborating with local artists, community members and area schools, mastermind Chuck Gabbert has high hopes for the mural spaces in particular. “These murals can be anything, really. We take an image, photograph or drawing… and turn it into a vinyl piece similar to modern billboard technology.”

If you have a piece of art that you would like to submit for consideration, send your inquiry to C.T. Gabbert Remodeling & Construction at 1323 SW Adams St., Peoria, IL 61602, or email Chuck Gabbert at chuck@ctgabbert.com.

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