Art Around the Rock: A public art scavenger hunt in Starved Rock Country

LASALLE – The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund will be hosting Art Around the Rock on August 6-8.

Art Around the Rock will feature and highlight public works of art located within 26.2 miles of Starved Rock. There are currently over 50 public works of art listed on the map, including downtown murals, mosaics and sculptures throughout Starved Rock Country.

Registration for the event is open until July 18 and costs $40. Registrants will receive an official Art Around the Rock T-shirt, medal, bag, map & goodies, plus have a chance to win prize drawings after the event is over. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund, which provides grants to non-profit arts projects and programs.

Using the map, registrants will track down the artwork, take a photo of themselves wearing the event t-shirt in front of the piece, and upload & tag your photos on instagram (@starvedrockarts #artaroundtherock) for the chance to win prizes. Photos must be set to public and tagged by noon on August 9 to be eligible. (Everyone is invited to join in the fun, but only those registered and pictured wearing their official race t-shirt are eligible for prize drawings.)

Register online: www.srccf.org/event-details/art-around-the-rock


Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986 and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and was awarded as 2021 IPA Best Sports Section and Best Sports Column