Streator Walldogs


"The Walldogs" is an internationally renowned organization of sign and mural artists. Every year The Walldogs organize a festival where hundreds of artists descend upon a village or small town to paint several dozen murals in one 3-5 day festival. The tradition of painting wall advertisements dates back long before today. Evidence of this can be seen as "Ghost Signs" throughout cities of all sizes. These mural painters of old were often called Walldogs.

  • 2015-2016

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Our committee formed to create a Walldogs mural event for Streator's Sesquicentennial celebration. Work began organizing logistics, creating fundraising goals and planning special events to make our event a success for the community.

  • 2017

    The Big Year

    This is the year we put our plans into action. With events such as the upcoming Food Truck Festival and our New Year's Eve party, we will work to develop community awareness and support and raise funds. We are actively fundraising toward a goal of $120,000 to bring this awe-inspiring event to Streator's downtown.

  • June 27 - July 1 2018

    Walldogs Arrive in Streator

    In conjunction with the celebration of Streator's Sesquicentennial, the Walldogs will take over the entire town for 5 days adding 10-15 murals to our downtown depicting our community's rich historical heritage.

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Find Us At Our Events

We encourage you to visit with the Walldog committee at our local gatherings. Offering something for everyone, our events will help us move closer to our fundraising goal and help you understand more about what this project is about. See you soon!

New Year's Eve Bash

Selling over 80 tickets for our inaugural event, our NYE party is quickly becoming our community's premiere evening celebration to see in the new year. We provide the music, small bites, party games, champagne toast and photo ops - you provide the dance moves!

The Main Event

The Streator Walldogs Mural Festival, Murals and Milestones, will take place June 27 through July 1, 2018 and will feature artists from all over the world decorating our downtown with fantastic historic murals. Stay tuned to this space for updates coming soon.

Food Truck Festival

The Streator Walldogs Food Truck Festival will be held Saturday, May 16, 2019 from 12pm to 7pm on the 200 block of Hickory Street, south of Streator City Park, Streator, Illinois. This event will feature live music, craft beers, and some of the best gourmet food truck food offered in the Illinois Valley.

We Need Your Help

Here's how you can make Streator's mural festival happen!


From becoming a friend of the Walldogs to sponsoring an entire mural, every dollar is valuable to this effort.


Open your home and welcome an artist and family to stay with you during the mural festival.


Help the Walldogs safely and comfortable complete each mural by lending or donating items from our need list.


Be one of hundreds of volunteers working to make our community's mural festival a success.

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