Umbrella Sky Project coming to City Centre this spring; Three locations with three distinct installations

Elmhurst is about to witness something extraordinary – hundreds of colorful umbrellas hanging in the sky!

The City of Elmhurst Public Arts Commission and Elmhurst City Centre have partnered to bring you Umbrella Sky Elmhurst.

“This is one of the most famous and beautiful art installations in the world, right here in City Centre,” said Christy Sopko of Elmhurst City Centre.

Created by Impact.Plan in 2012, the Umbrella Sky Project began in Águeda, Portugal with a dream to bring color and fantasy to cities across the world. Make sure your phone is charged when you visit because Vogue France has declared Umbrella Sky “the most Instagrammable spot!”

In the last decade, Impact.Plan has expanded The Umbrella Sky Project to more than 170 international installations and have brought bursts of color and creativity to the streets of cities in France, Japan, Spain, Norway, and many others. Elmhurst is the sixth city in the USA to host the stunning display.

Elmhurst’s exhibition will include three installations with more than 750 umbrellas filling the sky with color.  The first to open, sponsored by Community Bank of Elmhurst, was at the Schiller Court site at York and Schiller streets. It officially opened on Saturday, April 29.

The second display, sponsored by Lakeside Bank, will be at 110 Cottage Hill near the Elmhurst Art Museum, the Public Library and Wilder Park.  The third, sponsored by Elmhurst Bank, will be at the North York Stage at 254 N. York.

All on-site support is sponsored by International Contractors, Inc.

These beautiful open-air museum exhibitions will remain through City Centre’s annual Rock the Block Party in mid-September. Please visit for more details.