In celebration of Rt. 66 and all it stands for, Atlanta, Illinois — located Midway on the Mother Road between Chicago and St. Louis — announces the Second Annual "Rt. 66 Reinterpreted" Art Project.


Modeled on Chicago's "Cows on Parade" exhibit, the Rt. 66 Reinterpreted Art Project presents artists the opportunity to create their own take on one of the 20th Century's most iconic and recognizable symbols: The U.S. Rt. 66 Highway Shield.


Participating artists will be provided a blank, 2ft. x 2ft. wooden cutout of the Rt. 66 highway shield, painted white, which will then become their personal canvas. The only requirement in creating a reinterpreted shield is to incorporate the text "Illinois U.S. 66" somewhere on the face of the shield, in whatever size, shape, or color the artist desires. Everything else about the design, style, background, and color of the reinterpreted shield is left to each artist's imagination and creativity.


Please access the links (to the right and above) to download the guidelines and an application form for the Rt. 66 Reinterpreted Art Project.


Hurry and enter the Rt. 66 Reinterpreted Art Project now, as the project is limited to the artists who submit the first 50 completed applications.


To ask questions or for additional information, please contact Bill Thomas at: