It is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of Paint the Town for 2020.

This was not an easy decision to make.  Our passion for this event is balanced with our responsibility to our community and those who participate across all ages, as well anyone who makes this event happen.  For this reason, we feel it is our duty to mitigate the ongoing risk of exposure to Covid-19.

We look forward to planning for 2021 but will miss seeing each and every one of you crafting your art and the wonderful images that decorate Morrison each year.  We will miss hearing all our musicians, the unique experiences created by our balloon artists and magicians, wonderful food and the faces of all enjoying the day with their families.

We encourage everyone to wear your masks, follow social distancing guidelines and stay safe!  We look forward to creating with you again soon!


The Children’s Art Preservation Association

September 18, 2021


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.


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 by email or call 815.772.2670

CAPA P.O. Box 45 Morrison, IL 61270

The City of Morrison  815.772.7657