Integrated public art throughout Capital Avenue's historic streetscape speaks to the local culture and community of Springfield and the greater history of Illinois and its counties. This revitalized avenue creates a simulated red carpet environment for the very grand Illinois State Capitol.
Architecture has always played an important role in defining culture. Curiosity reconnects us with our past and the stories waiting to be told. One only has to walk through the halls of the Illinois State Capitol to see the walls come to life - hear the artwork breathe and the sculpture talk. It is a pure example of making an emotional connection with people and documenting history. The Capitol Avenue Streetscape celebrates this integrated design philosophy by respecting the story of the Capitol, reflecting the spirit of the community, and creating a catalyst for economic development. The Capitol deserves a red carpet - stimulating opportunity for community life, social interaction, and interpretation of the story of Illinois, Springfield, and its residents.