Flossmoor Barrels of Hope

Project Overview

Local businesses, organizations and artists have created original pieces of public art on six, used bourbon barrels that were once used to age Flossmoor Station Brewery favorites.

These barrels are now on display across Flossmoor at select businesses as a preview of the larger Flossmoor public art program fundraiser slated for the summer of 2021. Modeled after the Northern Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Project, Flossmoor's "Barrels of Hope" project engages local artists to paint the barrels with messages of hope and inspiration after a challenging year.

Artists featured in the 2020 Barrels of Hope preview include:

  • Michael Miller of Yesterday's Gentleman

  • Nicolas Martinez of Dunning's Gourmet Market

  • Alexis Moulds of Hammond, Indiana

  • Michelle Nelson of Flossmoor

  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School Media, Visual, and Performing Arts Academy (MVP) students Ella Mathys, Oscar DeLaTorre, Jori Williams and Yesenia Adrianzen

  • Nina Harris, sponsored by Vicki Stevenson of HF Homes/eXp Realty

Residents and visitors are invited to participate in a barrel scavenger hunt to get photos of themselves with all six barrels. To qualify for a $25 gift card to a Flossmoor restaurant, participants must post their photos with all six barrels using the hashtags #Flossmoor365 or #ArtFlossmoor.

Like Flossmoor’s statues and parks, the painted barrels are eye-catching pieces of art that help attract people to our beautiful community!

For those interested in participating in next year's project, please complete the following form.

2021 Barrels of Hope Project

More information regarding the 2021 Barrels of Hope public art project will be shared next year ahead of Flossmoor Fest!

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