The public will be able to browse the boards starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 on the steps of the La Grange Village Hall, which is at the corner of La Grange Road and Harris Avenue. Bidding begins at 6:30 p.m.
There will also be food and live entertainment by Teknikal Diffikulties and Loose Change. If you can't be there in person, you can arrange a proxy bid by calling Heather at 708-285-1430.
Money raised at the event will go to local charities. Sadly, some boards this year have been a target of theft and vandalism. An American flag-designed bag toss set outside of Lilett' Candies was stolen over the Fourth of July weekend, and last week the owner of Painted Rubbish reported that the set outside her business fell to the ground after the security cable was cut.The La Grange Business Association organizes the exhibit by working with local businesses to sponsor the art. Businesses purchase the boards and secure an artist to create a unique design. This year the theme is, appropriately, "Fun & Games."
Past years have featured clocks and elephants, but this year the art is the popular bag toss boards (also known as bags or cornhole). The exhibit is sponsored by Smothers Realty Group, Douglas Auto Body and the Village of La Grange.
The boards are still in front of local businesses around town, so if you haven't seen them yet you still have time to check them out. See a map of the exhibit and which businesses are participating.