Flossmoor Barrel Project

Project Overview

Local businesses, organizations and artists are invited to create a piece of original public art on the surface of wooden barrels that were once used to age Flossmoor Station Brewery favorites.

The Flossmoor Art Commission will place the barrels around town highlighting the assets of our Village.

Like Flossmoor’s statues and parks, the painted barrels will be eye-catching pieces of art that YOU can help create!

How to Participate

APPLY TO PAINT A BARREL

Sign up HERE to apply to paint a barrel by April 1. We are limited to 24 barrels, so register early!

BARRELS ARE BOUGHT

Buy a barrel for only $50. You provide the sand paper, primer, paint, and artistic expression. Pick up the barrels on April 4 from 8-9am at The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake.

BARRELS ARE PAINTED

Sanding, removing dust, and priming are critical to a successful finished project. After sanding, use a barely damp microfiber cloth or mineral spirits to remove dust and let your barrel thoroughly dry. Then prime and paint your barrel. Check out our suggested materials list to find out what will work and follow manufacturers instructions for dry time. Homewood Auto Body will protect the barrels from the elements with two coats of a clear urethane finish.

**Art shall not depict things that are violent, offensive, profane or discriminatory, or contain dangerous materials such as sharp glass, rusty nails, etc.  If you have a question, please contact nbrookens@flossmoor.org.**

BARRELS ARE UNVEILED

Barrels will be displayed around town by June 6 in conjunction with Flossmoor Chill Out.

BARRELS ARE AUCTIONED

Barrels will be auctioned off at the Art Commission Barrel Auction party at Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery on September 26.

For complete project details, download the rules of participation.

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