2021 Barrels of Hope Fundraiser

Project Overview

Are you inspired to show a message of hope and inspiration with a whiskey barrel as your canvas? Complete this form to express interest in participating in this year's fundraiser for the Flossmoor Public Art Commission. 

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. The barrels will be displayed in Flossmoor from July until September. Bids to take the art home will be placed via online auction. 


The Public Art Commission previewed the program with six barrels in 2020 featuring local artists. Like Flossmoor’s statues and parks, the painted barrels were eye-catching pieces of art that help attract people to our beautiful community!

If you're interested in being a part of this spectacular community program, we look forward to your application. Here's the schedule for the fundraiser: 

  • January - April 7: Submit an interest form

  • April 7 - April 25: Submit an application

  • April 26 - May 1: Artists pick up barrels

  • June 15: Deadline to return painted barrels

  • July 5: Barrels unveiled in Flossmoor

  • July 5 - September 11: Barrels on display and online auction open


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