Art builds bridges
A unique selection of colorful creations by Oak Park Elementary School District 97 artists is on display in the Main Library Idea Box this March to celebrate the Council for Art Education's Youth Art Month. All eight schools and all six grade levels are represented.
An open reception honoring all D97 artists will be held on Wednesday, March 21, from 4 to 5 pm, in the Idea Box. Attend >
What is the Idea Box?
Located just inside the Main Library entrance, the Idea Box is a dedicated 19-by-13-foot space that provides participatory community experiences. Visitors are encouraged to learn through experimentation and play.
- #ColorOurCollections, a national celebration held each February to share access to historic digital collections. Explore Special Collections >
- Where should we go in 2018? You shared your suggestions on where Oak Park's Paperback Rider should visit in its fourth season. Have an idea? Tell us now >
- Artist-student collaboration with Jon Veal. In the fall of 2017, the Idea Box was home to artist-student learning and collaboration for kids in grades 6-12. Oak Park native and artist Jon Veal focused on the visual arts and music as the library's second artist in residence. Read more about Jon >
- For a closer look, see photos of previous Idea Box installations on Flickr >