The 55-gallon rain barrels are a nod to the business association’s emphasis on sustainability this summer. Each rain barrel will display a QR code which links to various efforts that residents can make to adopt a greener lifestyle, such as where to recycle corks, shoes and Styrofoam and other sustainable self-care initiatives.
The colorful art pieces will be displayed through Labor Day; afterwards, each piece will be auctioned from the West End Arts Festival on Saturday, September 10 to benefit local nonprofit groups.
This is the 16th year that the LGBA has organized a sidewalk art exhibit to draw attention to the Village’s lively business district. Other themes have included dog houses, game tables, garden benches, little free libraries and more.
Admirers will be able to tour the art exhibit by following a walking map highlighting the location and sponsor of each piece plus the name of the artist and title of the artwork. Exhibit maps will be available at local businesses, and can be viewed on the free La Grange Mobile App or downloaded at www.lagrangeevents.com.