Umbrella Sky Project 1Elmhurst has welcomed back one of the most mesmerizing public art displays in the world - this time bigger and better! The City of Elmhurst’s Public Arts Commission and Elmhurst City Centre have partnered to bring you Umbrella Sky Elmhurst 2024!

This year’s displays will return to the same three locations as last year with new and unique displays:

  • Over 300 brightly colored UMBRELLAS fill Schiller Court, at York and Schiller streets. Another round of umbrellas, in a new color palette, will replace the first set in early July and remain in place through the Rock the Block Party in mid-September.

  • COLOR RAIN, a vibrant collection of multi-colored ribbons, will adorn the structure at 110 S. Cottage Hill near Elmhurst’s Art Museum, Public Library, and Wilder Park. While striking when the ribbons are still, the wind greatly enhances the beauty of this display. Color Rain will turn colors in mid-July and the new display will be in place through September.

  • The world premiere of LAYERS will be displayed at the North York Stage at 254 N. York. Waves of fabric will hang overhead beginning in late April. Like the other installations, a second display will be installed in mid-July and remain in place through September. The North York Stage is home to the Wednesday Nights Live Music Series held every Wednesday evening from June 5th through August 7th.

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Be sure to visit Umbrella Sky Elmhurst multiple times to catch all the excitement, see all the displays, and decide which colors are your favorites! Follow Elmhurst City Centre on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to tag us in all your photos (@elmhurstcitycentre) and use #UmbrellaSkyElmhurst.

Thank you to our sponsors: Community Bank of Elmhurst, Lakeside Bank, Elmhurst Bank, and our install sponsor, International Contractors Inc. Additional thanks to the JCS Arts, Health, and Education Fund of DuPage Foundation for their generous donation.