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FAA Projects

Enhancing Our Community

Projects: Projects
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Barn Quilts

Art and Agriculture

Barn Quilts bring the art and agricultural communities together in celebration of American heritage. We are happy to be a part of the growing Barn Quilt movement in the United States. This is an ongoing project. If you have a barn in need of a barn quilt, CLICK HERE.

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Fly Together

Community Collaboration

Fly Together was an art collaboration with the Village of Frankfort, The Frankfort Arts Association, Frankfort School District 157C, and Friends of the Library. FAA board member, Jaime Maisuria, envisioned this project using repurposed pages from books donated by the Friends of the Library. With the help and generosity of the teachers at Chelsea Intermediate School, 3rd-5th-grade students created origami butterflies which were displayed at the Frankfort Village Hall. The installation highlighted the Illinois Monarch Project, which collaborates with public and private partners, to protect and enhance existing habitats, and establishes new habitats that support monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

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Gallery Tours

Cub Scouts Complete "Stories in Shapes" Elective

Cub Scouts were hosted at the FAA Gallery for a tour and hands-on art project.

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Christkindl Craft 

Creative Children's Activity

FAA Gallery hosted a children's craft table during the Christkindl Celebration hosted by the Frankfort Historic Business Alliance and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.

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Classroom Artist Presentation

Students Learn About Famous Artists

FAA President, Lisa Podlesak, gave a presentation with hands-on art activities to an Advanced ELA class at Chelsea Intermediate School. The students were working on a famous artist biography unit, and Lisa was happy to contribute to their learning.


Walking Art Exhibit

Frankfort Fall Festival Parade

FAA participated in the parade to promote our mission and upcoming events. Famous works for art were portrayed.

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Art on Display

FAA was happy to donate funds to support the Frankfort Public Library District's art wall. Local artists work with the library to exhibit fine art for the public to enjoy.

For information about exhibiting art at the library, contact Melissa Rice at

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Little Free Libraries

Public Art for Readers

Four Little Free Libraries will soon be installed in the Frankfort area. This project is a partnership with Friends of the Frankfort Library, Frankfort Park District, and Frankfort Square Park District. Four newspaper boxes were donated by Chicago Tribune, and Home Depot donated the use of a truck for transportation. FAA artists painted the boxes as community works of art.

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Grand Prairie Elementary School

A Map Renewed

In April 2018, FAA members repainted the U.S. map in the courtyard at Grand Prairie Elementary School.

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