“Where’s Aldo?” is an exciting, community-wide, outdoor, public art exhibition directed by the Elgin Community Network in partnership with the Gail Borden Public Library, City of Elgin, Elgin Area Chamber, and Elgin’s businesses, corporations, restaurants, public agencies, schools, churches, community groups, not-for-profits, and families.This is our 6th year doing this fantastic event! It’s completely volunteer driven and free to the public!
We’ll once again be asking the community to enthusiastically embrace the imaginative Aldo Leopold benches just as they did the Rain Barrels, Bicycles On Parade, Thrones of Summer, and the Governors Hometown Award-Winning Elgin Al Fresco bistro sets. We’re asking you to be a part of this extraordinary project and create a fanciful work of art using a simple bench as the canvas. (Yes, we can even help with the art part!) This is freedom of expression at it’s best!
Creative projects like this bring thousands to Elgin throughout the summer. They allow the community to see parts of Elgin they may have never visited before, or it gives them a chance to rediscover Elgin and see it in a new light. Whatever the reason… thousands come out, walk (in this case, hopefully sit a little), visit, and patronize the surrounding area while having a great time! These artful entertainment pieces will be displayed throughout the community during June and be a part of Gail Borden’s summer reading program, in the 4th of July Parade, then in July showcased & voted on at the library which averages 3000 visitors a day, and auctioned off at Elgin’s largest art festival, Art & Soul on the Fox/Passeggiata on August 3rd.
We feel there is no better way for you to advertise your identity. The exposure is immense and ongoing from June to August at less than $3 a day. The nitty-gritty is on the following pages. The deadline to participate is March, with a fantastic kick-off in April at the library. We invite you to take a cultural detour and participate. How can you say anything but yes….it’s civic minded, supports community neighborhood projects, and is filled with so much heart & soul that it gives everyone a reason to smile. And frankly, we can’t do it without you!
START DATE: March 01st, 2014
END DATE: August 03rd, 2014