Byline: Jini Clare Author of "Century Walk: Art Imitating History"
Century Walk Naperville's impressive outdoor gallery of sculptures, murals and mosaics is the community's unique way of commemorating its past while cultivating an appreciation for the visual arts.
Inspired by a public mural project in Chemainus, British Columbia, local attorney Brand Bobosky proposed the Century Walk concept to business and community leaders in 1995.
The initial mission of Century Walk was to honor Naperville's significant people, places and events of the 20th century. This would complement another popular city landmark, Naper Settlement a living-history museum that …