Downtown Summer Art Installation

The Village has been working to expand Fox Lake’s creative economy through the implementation of art projects linking the community, local artists, nonprofits, and local government resources to establish a bustling artists’ community. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce and distribute cultural goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life…” In partnership with residents, local businesses, artists, and organizations, the Village of Fox Lake continues to work towards enhancing our community through the arts. 

On an annual basis, the Village creates a Summer Art Installation - "It's an Art Thing" where local artists create art pieces based on a theme. The art pieces are placed throughout downtown Fox Lake and, when sold, the proceeds are shared between the artist, and two local nonprofit organizations. 

2016: Inspire-Hydrants - retired fire hydrants

2017: "Light the Way" - flower pot lighthouses 

2018 - "Share the View" - adirondack chairs 

2019 - "Anchored on Art" - metal anchors

Call for Artists - 2019 "Anchored on Art"

The Village of Fox Lake is seeking eligible artists to participate in our 'It's an Art Thing - 'Anchored on Art' outdoor public art exhibit in downtown Fox Lake this summer through early fall 2019. This year, winning artists will be transforming anchors into beautiful pieces of art!

Please submit a detailed sample design of the anchor from the blank images attached (you may use your own template). Your designs must be returned by May 31, 2019, and will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges on June 3, 2019. Selected artists will be announced on the Village of Fox Lake website on June 4, 2019 at:

Anchors will be available for pick up beginning June 5, 2019 at the Fox Lake Village Hall.

Completed Anchors must be returned to Village Hall no later than July 17, 2019.

Anchors will be auctioned off in the fall and artists will receive 50% of the final auction amount for their Anchors. The remaining 50% will be split between 2 local Not-For-Profit Organizations.  

Click here for the 2019  Art Installation Application Packet  or visit the Application and Forms Section

light houses
fire hydrant