It's art and it's also functional, supports the environment and all proceeds go towards a high school scholarship and community green initiatives: what's not to love about Rain Barrels on Parade?
Local artists and businesses teamed up to create the 20 painted rain barrels that will be auctioned off during the Hometown Days Festival in the Yorkville Junior Women's Club Fall Craft Fair.
The auction will be held across from Yorkville High School on Game Farm Road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Early bidding begins Friday, Aug. 30 during Business over Coffee at the Yorkville Panera. Additional bids may be made at the Chamber office through the following Friday morning, August 30. Afterwards, final bidding will be done at the Craft Fair.
Bidding closes at 3 p.m. on Saturday and bid winners should plan to collect their rain barrel at that time.
Check out the gallery below of each barrel and it's sponsor, artist, and where it's located so you can take an early look before the craft fair.
Special thanks to the Yorkville Green Committee for the photos!