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Rack*It Public Art Project


rack-it!_PublicArtProject_WEBThe Foundation is excited to announce its plans for a Community Fine Arts Project funded through the Sam Mikaelian Fine Arts Fund during the 2014-2015 school year. With the help of District 39 students, the Foundation will facilitate the fabrication and installation of three artistic bike racks in the Village of Wilmette.

The Rack*It Project will begin in the art classes at all six District 39 Schools this Fall when the children are invited to design a bike rack that represents the community of Wilmette. For Highcrest and WJHS students, if your child does not have Art scheduled during the First Quarter, but wishes to participate in the Rack*It Project, he/she should contact your school’s Art Teachers.

All designs must be submitted by October 31st.  Each school will review the designs submitted by the children and select five designs to submit for consideration.  A Design Committee, comprised of teachers from the District 39 Art Department,  Foundation members, cycling advocates and community stakeholders will choose three designs from those submitted by all six schools.  After the bike racks are fabricated, we will host an “unveiling” presentation for the community in May.

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