The Butterfly Effect, a public art project of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, West Chicago Garden Club, People Made Visible and the America in Bloom Committee, added color and whimsy to public gardens throughout the City through the installation of 36 local artist-designed butterflies.
The display of butterflies which officially landed in May of this year, wowed residents and visitors and promoted exploration of every corner of the community. The response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, with schools, businesses and organizations already asking to participate in a future project.
The Commission is excited to announce that a silent auction of select butterflies from The Butterfly Effect will be held at Gallery 200, 103 West Washington Street, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 during the West Chicago Food Festival. Bidding will start at 11:00 a.m. with the last bid taken at 3:00 p.m. All bid prices will start at $100 per butterfly, with proceeds going to future public art projects in the community. Those winning the bid may pick their butterfly up either between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Food Festival, or make arrangements for pick up the following week. Butterflies not picked up within two weeks following the Silent Auction, will go to the next highest bidder.
For questions or more information, contact Rosemary Mackey at firstname.lastname@example.org.