About the Event

The city of Pontiac will be the location of the 2009 Walldog event “Chief City Runs With the Dogs.”  This event will be 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.  Sixteen murals of varrying sizes are planned to be painted during this event. 

In addition to all of the mural painting fun taking place this late June in Pontiac, there are many other events that the town has planned.  Thursday night there will be a special “Route 66” performance by the Vermillion Players.  Friday there will be “Pizza on the Square” with many local pizza restaurants serving pizza in the downtown area.  Additionally, Friday night the Pontiac Municipal Band will be having a concert followed by Coffee House with Dave Rudolph & Libido Funk Circus.  Saturday, Pontiac will be host to the “Hang Loose” car show, 16th annual Mighty Vermillion Duck Race, and a bean bag tournament.  On Saturday night there will be a Cruise Night on the Square and a Taste of Pontiac.  Music acts for Saturday include Chuck Drager, 20 Flight Rockets, Orquestra de Samba, Easy Money & Green 13.  On Sunday there will be performances by the Dance Center Dancers along with choirs and bands from some of the local churches.    Abraham Lincoln will be touring the downtown throughout the weekend, and there will be arts and crafts demonstrations and sales throughout the downtown area.

Here is a map of all of the mural locations:

Mural Locations

  1. Gary Anderson – Humiston Heritage – Babb building
  2. Michael Clark – Farming/Threshers – west side of Lane Lindstrom building
  3. Triple Bernie (Gietl, Lohmeyer & Poff) – RCA Dog – east side of Lane Lindstrom building
  4. Steve Connor (Conman) – Firemen – Fire dept Door
  5. Rob Estes – Interurban streetcar – southeast corner of Old City Hall
  6. Nancy Bennett – Old Pontiac News – East side of Daily Leader
  7. Dale Manor – Rodino Square – front of Daily Leader
  8. Cam Bortz – Palace of Sweets – rear of How Sweet it Is
  9. Sonny Franks – Coke – east side of How Sweet it Is
  10. David & Susie Butler/Dan Sawatzky – Chatauqua – north side of Jackson Hewitt
  11. Mike Meyer & Adam May – Lincoln – Caring Pregnancy
  12. FranCisco Vargas – Old Mill/River – north side of old Crouch’s building
  13. Tom & Kathy Durham – Rt 66 – south side of Delongs
  14. Jay Allen – Allen Candy Company – Freestar Parking lot
  15. Judy Grossman – Jesse Fell – east side of Kwik Photo
  16. Judy Grossman – Chief Pontiac – east side of Kwik Photo
  17. Carole Bersin – Scatterday Pop – alley across from Pfaff’s Bakery

Here is the complete list of times for all the events:

Thursday June 25 Downtown Pontiac

  • 8:00A-11:00P – Walldogs Work on Walls
  • 9:00A-5:00P – Route 66 Museum Open
  • 10:00A-5:00P – War Museum Open
  • 12:00P-4:00P – Michael Campanelli Book Signing

Thursday June 25 Entertainment Area

  • 5:00P-6:00P – WMBD 31 FOX 43 Live
  • 6:00P-7:00P – WMBD 31 FOX 43 Live
  • 7:00P-8:00P – Rt. 66 A New Musical Revue – Vermillion Players
  • 8:00P-9:00P – Letterhead Squares
  • 9:00P-11:30P – Walldog Jam Session

Friday June 26th Downtown Pontiac

  • 8:00A-11:00P – Walldogs Work on Walls
  • 9:00A-5:00P – Route 66 Museum Open
  • 10:00A-5:00P – War Museum Open
  • 12:00P-4:00P – Michael Campanelli Book Signing
  • 1:00P-8:00P – Yost House Tour & Art Show
  • 7:00P-8:00P – Pontiac Municipal Band Concert at Yost House

Friday June 26 Entertainment Area

  • WJEZ Broadcast Booth Morning Show
  • 12:00P-4:00P – WJEZ Oldies Show with Lane Lindstrom
  • 5:00P – Pontiac Pizza Night
  • 5:00P-11:45P – Beer Garden
  • 5:00P-7:00P – Travis Parks
  • 8:00P-9:30P – Dave Rudolf
  • 10:00P-11:30P – Libido Funk Circus

Friday June 26 Courthouse Square

  • 5:30P-6:00P – Pontiac Municipal German Band
  • 6:00P-10:00P – Kids Zone

Saturday June 27 Downtown Pontiac

  • 8:00A-11:00P – Walldogs Work on Walls
  • 8:00A-4:00P – “Hang Loose” Car Show
  • 10:00A-4:00P – Yost House Tour & Art Show
  • 10:00A-4:00P – Route 66 Museum Open
  • 10:00A-4:00P – War Museum Open
  • 10:30A-11:30A – “Story Time with Lincoln” at Pontiac Public Library
  • 11:45A-1:00P – “Lunch with Lincoln” at Jones House
  • 12:00P-4:00P – Michael Campanelli Book Signing
  • 2:00P-3:00P – Duck Race at Vermilion River
  • 2:00P-4:00P – Jones House Open
  • 3:00P-3:30P – Lincoln at Strevell House

Saturday June 27 Entertainment Area

  • 11:00A-11:45P – Beer Garden
  • 11:00A-12:30P – Chuck Dragger
  • 1:00P – 2:30P – 20 Flight Rockets
  • 3:00P-4:30P – Orquestra de Samba
  • 5:00P – Taste of Pontiac
  • 5:00P-6:00P – Melanie Hiatt
  • 6:30P-8:00P – Walldog Party & Auction
  • 8:00P-9:30P – Easy Money Blues Band
  • 10:00P-11:30P – Green 13

Saturday June 27 Courthouse Square

  • 8:00A-11:00A – Farmers Market
  • 9:00A-6:00P – Heritage Days
  • 9:00A – Boys & Girls Club KIDS Bag Tournament
  • 9:30A – Pie Baking Contest
  • 10:00A-10:00P – Kids Zone
  • 11:00A-2:00P – Stage Coach Rides
  • 1:00P-2:30P – Rush Street Quartet
  • 1:00P – Boys & Girls Club ADULT Bag Tournament
  • 4:00P-6:00P – Stage Coach Rides
  • 5:00P-8:00P – Cruise Night

Sunday June 28 Downtown Pontiac

  • 10:00A-4:00P – Walldog Mural Tours
  • 10:00A-4:00P – Route 66 Museum Open
  • 12:00P-4:00P – War Museum Open
  • 12:00P-3:00P – Yost House Tour & Art Show
  • 12:00P-4:00P – Michael Campanelli Book Signing
  • 1:00P-3:00P – Jones House Open
  • 2:00P-6:00P – Pontiac Women’s Club Garden Walk

Sundau June 28 Entertainment Area

  • 11:00A-12:30P – Melanie Hiatt
  • 1:00P – Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Bash
  • 1:00P-1:45P – DANCECENTER Dance Company
  • 2:00P-2:30P – FUMC Praise Band
  • 2:30P-3:00P – B-Sharps Quartet
  • 3:30P-5:00P – Unemployed Architects

Sunday June 28 Courthouse Square

  • 10:00A-5:00P – Heritage Days
  • 11:00A-4:00P – Kids Zone
  • 12:00P-3:00P – Wagon Rides
  • 1:00P – Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Bash
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Responses

  1. Beautiful site – thanks so much for all you guys (& Jane) are doing for this event. You can add the Hang Loose Car show on Saturday June 27th at Riverside Park, and Cruise Night in Downtown that same night.

  2. Nick and I are really looking forward to this. I am trying to get painters I met in Zambia to attend this meet with us. Thanks Rog

  3. I cant wait to help these great artists beautify downtown pontiac and give it some well needed ….pizzazz…its gonna be fun!!

  4. Hey Roger, Zambia ya say….wow, yeah, get um over to Pontiac!
    Most of us Dogs will have a plastic bags and scoopers to clean up after ourselves, I said SOME of us.

    Lookin forward to it!

  5. What a great concept and group of artists. Pontiac is extremely lucky to have a couple like “Painter Bill and his lovely wife Jane” to host this event. I have had the pleasure of them sharing their pictures of prior Walldog events and this will be a superb contribution to their home town. Great Job!! Thanks to Ben and Joe, too!

  6. Jambo to all, Zambia painter says he’s working on getting here, this will be unbeliveable exposure for him.


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