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Monumental Art 

in Chicago's Lincoln Park

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Giants in the Park

Excellent book, and if you get the chance, I recommend catching the slideshow presentation! 


"The residents really enjoyed your talk – great buzz around the community today."

--  senior living community program coordinator

Artwork on the TV Show "Chicago Fire"

Watercolor rendered illustrations

Your program was absolutely fabulous!  You got rave reviews from the customers!  They really enjoyed it…. Many thanks again for doing an outstanding job, and I hope there's some way in which we can work together again in the future. 

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Krista August holds mathematics and graduate education degrees from Northwestern and DePaul Universities. She is a former guide for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association (CTPA).


Since publishing Giants in the Park, Krista has shared her enthusiasm for local art and history through book and art sales, lectures, and tours. The Chicago Writers Association honored Giants in the Park with a 2012 Book of the Year award, and the Illinois State Historical Society recognized Krista with Certificates of Excellence in 2014 and 2017.


Krista offers lectures on other topics as well. Signposts on the Prairie, which illuminates important history behind significant Illinois memorials, and Vanished: Monumental Art at the World's Columbian Exposition are her two newest programs. For more information on these and other topics, contact Krista.