Pontiac, Illinois: Sidewalk Shark (Gone)

A 3-D hole painted on the sidewalk reveals a grinning shark below, awaiting its next meal. A painted board across the hole is a favorite spot to stand for snapshots. Painted in 2012 by Tan Dongbai.

Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of W. Madison St. just west of N. Main St.
Hours:
April 2017: Reported powerwashed away.
Admission:
Free
Status:
Gone

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Sidewalk Shark.

Sidewalk Shark

Faded and peeling in the hot sun. Come see it before it's gone completely.

[Ben Perdue, 06/15/2016]

Shark in the sidewalk.

Sidewalk Shark

Sidewalk Shark.

[Nikrap, 06/11/2016]

Pontiac features a variety of public murals, but this is everyone's favorite: a 3-D hole painted on the sidewalk with a grinning shark below.


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