Are you wondering where the Lake Bluff sign mounted on the east wall of Be Market came from? And does it really include the names of every street in the Village? And what’s the story behind the mural on the building behind the post office? What’s that all about? It’s part of the fun new art work that began POPPING UP around town in June. On the walls of buildings, no less!
The 125 Committee has added Public Art – color and interesting graphics – to continue our celebration of Lake Bluff’s 125th anniversary.
Each unique piece of artwork provides a great opportunity for selfies and fan pics — please photograph yourself, family and friends while the art is on display. Then, share it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or posting on social media #lakebluff125 #ilovelakebluff.
The mural pictured above is one of four featured pieces. A big THANKS to Ragsdale Inc. for getting things going by painting the background for a colorful, floral mural, to local artist Sandie Bacon – the creative talent behind this work of art, to community volunteers (see below for the names of these important contributors!) who assisted with painting flowers on the building on Walnut Avenue and to Sherwin-Williams for providing paint and brushes.
The BIG sign installed outside Be Market/Hansa creatively arranges the names of every village street and the colors of the bluffs, lake, sky and trees to form the word “Lake Bluff.”
Larger than life, the third piece displayed features seven lads who were part of a fun-loving crowd, called the Kelly Klub, that summered in Lake Bluff back in the late 1800s.
The fourth piece of art: Ben and Ida Cloes and their cow reproduces an historic photo of Ben, son of the first white settlers in Lake Bluff, his wife Ida, and their cow. Look for this trio on the Public Safety Building – just west of the entry to the Police Station.
The committee gives a big shout out to building owners: Rob Douglass-Lake Effect LLC, the Village of Lake Bluff and Lake Bluff Library! Stay tuned for more details…brought to you by Lake Bluff’s 125th Anniversary Committee.
Enjoy the art. Take photos and share your pictures and comments by emailing email@example.com or posting on social media #lakebluff125 #ilovelakebluff