Art Exhibit of Peace Pole Bird Houses Finds a Home in La Grange
There's a flock of 31 bird houses standing six-feet-tall installed on the sidewalks of the business district as part of a whimsical outdoor art exhibit called “Tweet Home La Grange.”
The seasonal exhibit is a way to draw attention to a lively local art scene and entice visitors and residents to explore the community. Local businesses sponsor the bird houses and secure local artists, both professional and amateur, to paint them for display.
Each bird house sits atop a peace pole, the internationally-recognized symbol that reminds us to think, speak and act in the spirit of peace and harmony. Designs on the theme range from sophisticated to outlandish, contemporary to traditional with unique titles such as Droppings of Luck, Once Upon a Time, A Peace of Nature, or Purple Rain.
Admirers may bid on a birdhouse throughout the summer via an online auction. Bidding info is below. Selected birdhouses will be selected for live auction from the West End Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Tweet Home La Grange is produced with support from Douglas Auto Body and the Village of La Grange. The bird houses will be displayed through Labor Day.
To guide visitors through the exhibit and explore La Grange, a walking map is available at local merchants and posted here.
Interested in taking home a beautiful birdhouse?? Check out our Bidding Owl website here to admire each piece and place your bid!