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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. 

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

--  senior living community program coordinator

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

Monumental Art 

in Chicago's Lincoln Park

Watercolor rendered illustrations


Lincoln Park Press

Artwork on the TV Show "Chicago Fire"

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 introduces a new project: Signposts on the Prairie, which illuminates important history behind significant Illinois memorials. 2018 is Illinois' Bicentennial, so this topic is both interesting and timely.