Enhancing Our Community
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.
Cub Scouts Complete "Stories in Shapes" Elective
Cub Scouts were hosted at the FAA Gallery for a tour and hands-on art project.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.