September 21, 2019


Paint the Town attracts an audience in excess of 6,000 visitors annually who come to paint and view the art. Community, friends, family and visitors enjoy this unique outdoor gallery for months as they stroll the street until the art fades leaving the canvas ready for next year.


We are so sorry to announce for the first time in 25 years of Paint the Town, the event must be cancelled. The forecast for heavy rain and storms mean you will not be safe on the street and paint will not adhere.

You may still pick up your event bag and supplies today from 12 noon to 4 PM, and at the following days/times:
Sunday 9/22 from 10 am-2 pm
Monday 9/23 from 3 to 6 pm

Bag pick up is in the front of 308 East Main St. in the same building that registration is held!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email Paint the Town at


Register to paint a masterpiece alone or with a friend. For a modest registration fee.


Help support art programs, award scholarships, and purchase supplies for classrooms.


Would you like to volunteer some time for our event? Find out more.


Three music venues and food courts provide the perfect accompaniment to the painting. Entertainment spans the day from noon into the evening with music chosen to support the visual arts activities. Both professional and amateur musicians perform and a wide variety of music styles and rhythms are featured to encourage an appreciation for the diversity of the arts. In addition, street performers ensure that no matter where the painters are, they are within eye and earshot of music, a magician, balloon artist or other entertainers. When the painting is finished the music continues under the stars and provides the backdrop for dancing and strolling the street to admire the artwork.

About Us

For the last 25 years we have had so many fun memories!  Here is some information about Paint the Town & the CAPA organization

We would love to hear from you!

Questions? send us a message.

For more information on CAPA or Paint the Town, you may contact us below or call 815.772.2670

CAPA P.O. Box 45 Morrison, IL 61270

The City of Morrison  815.772.7657