The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund is excited to announce that they are hosting Art Around the Rock on August 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2021. Art Around the Rock will feature and highlight public works of art located within 26.2 miles of Starved Rock. There are currently over 50 public works of art listed on the map, including downtown murals, mosaics and sculptures throughout Starved Rock Country.
Registration for the event is open until July 18 and costs $40. Registrants will receive an official Art Around the Rock T-shirt, medal, bag, map & goodies, plus have a chance to win prize drawings after the event is over. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund, which provides grants to non-profit arts projects and programs.
Using the map, registrants will track down the artwork, take a photo of themselves wearing the event t-shirt in front of the piece, and upload & tag your photos on instagram (@starvedrockarts #artaroundtherock) for the chance to win prizes. Photos must be set to public and tagged by 12:00 PM on August 9 to be eligible. (Everyone is invited to join in the fun, but only those registered and pictured wearing their official race t-shirt are eligible for prize drawings.)
Register online: www.srccf.org/event-details/art-around-the-rock
The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund is a non-competitive, neutral hub to engage and connect local artists and arts organizations, cultural organizations, sponsors, patrons, and venues; to provide competitive grant opportunities to arts organizations, museums, schools, libraries and cultural organizations throughout LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam and Grundy counties located in north central Illinois; and to offer online resources and educational opportunities to our arts community. We are strongly focused on collaboration and partnership throughout our region. Our mission is to bring the art community, traditionally operating in rural “silos”, together under a first-ever, neutral, regional organization. We are committed to assisting our local artists, arts agencies and cultural organizations to deliver the highest quality, broad in scope, educational, and interactive arts opportunities.
For more information, the Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund can be found at www.starvedrockarts.org, www.srccf.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theartsofstarvedrockcountry, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/starvedrockarts.