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 some fun new art work began POPPING UP around town. On the walls of buildings, no less!
We are adding 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 displayand share it with us 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 on the Be Market/Hansa wall 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.
Look for a fourth piece to be added at the end of July.
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.
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