Come Watch the Paint Dry with the Wall Dogs!

Despite applying protective coatings, virtually all 10 original murals originally created in 2006 during Jacksonville Main Street's Wall Dog Extravaganza need some level of repair due to harsh Illinois weather! The total project, including new murals, is estimated at $70,000, so donations are needed!

Come downtown from July 24 to July 28 to see international sign and mural painters repair our damaged collection... but be careful; they may put a paintbrush in your hand! Watch video of the 2006 here. And don't miss the Wham Bam Thank You Party July 27!


$10 raffle tickets will be available for the final time at the Wham Bam Thank You Party downtown beginning at 5pm.  Drawing to be held at 7:30 (during the band break) at Wham Bam Thank You Party on July 27! Need not be present to win!

This gorgeous 1979 Mercedes 450 SL Sport Coupe could be parked at your house! Win this convertable with both hard and soft top to drive in style. With only 76,500 original miles, this classic automobile, with its custom Bridge of Weir red leather interior and walnut burl gear shifter, has been pampered and protected from harsh weather all its life! 

Thanks to a generous donation by Scotty DeWolf, Jacksonville Main Street will use the proceeds of this raffle to fund the Wham Bam Mural Jam (an international mural restoration meet to repair all 10 Wall Dog Mural Sites -- and hopefully get 1 or 2 new ones!) The Wall Dogs will be downtown from July 24-28, 2019).


Skip & Joann Nelson

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