Route 66 News

The finished 3-D sidewalk mural in Pontiac

During the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival in Pontiac, airbrush artist Tang Dongbai spent the weekend painting a three-dimensional sidewalk mural downtown.

Here’s the finished product:

He finished the mural last Monday, but the artwork was barricaded for two more days until the paint cured.

I believe one of the fish in the painting is Bruce, the great white shark seen the Pixar film “Finding Nemo.”

The mural is just outside the International Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum. The 3-D effect occurs when looking south toward the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center. And Pontiac boasts plenty of standard wall murals as well.