About the Museum

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in Featured | No Comments

Consignment Art is Available

June 25th, 2010 | Posted in Featured, Recent News | No Comments

If you haven’t visited the International Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum lately you may be missing out on the consignment art rooms which hold a variety of different types of visual art that is all for sale. The art has been created by local & Walldog artists, and comes in a variety of shapes and prices. Soon we will be displaying the art on this website. If you are interested in purchasing any of this art please feel free to stop by the museum or use our contact form.

Sign Painters of Yore

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Recent News | No Comments

Sign painters of yesteryear were known by some as “walldogs” because of their hard work ethic. Passerby’s would say that sign painter is working like a dog. Much of the art that these signpainters created can still be seen in the form of “ghost signs.” These remnants of signs from past eras can still be seen in many towns and cities.

About the Walldogs

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Featured, Recent News | No Comments

Walldogs are a group of sign & mural artists from all over the globe. The tradition of painting wall advertisements date back long before today. Evidence of this can be seen as “Ghost Signs” throughout cities of all sizes. These mural painters of old were often called Walldogs. Today’s modern Walldogs adopted this nickname.

Along with the title of Walldog, today’s mural artists have also adopted many other traditions that show in their work, from the colors they use to the design styles they practice, these murals capture that sense of nostalgia and historic significance.

The modern Walldog movement began in Allerton, Iowa on the summer of 1993 hosted by Nancy Bennett. That meet was the first official Walldog meet. Dozens of sign artist or “Letterheads” arrived in Allerton to paint several large historic wall advertisements. Since then the Walldog Movement has continued to grow.

About the Pontiac Event

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Featured, Recent News | No Comments

The city of Pontiac was the location of the 2009 Walldog event “Chief City Runs With the Dogs.”  This event was held in conjunction with Pontiac’s Heritage Days on June 25th – 28th 2009, the Hang Loose Car show on Saturday June 27th at Riverside Park, and Cruise Night in downtown Pontiac that same night.  Seventeen murals of varrying sizes were painted during this event.  To see all of the murals painted in Pontiac please visit the Murals of Pontiac, Illinois website.

New Website

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Recent News | No Comments

The International Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum has a new website! We plan to update this site often with news and upcoming events.