GRAYSLAKE – The Village of Grayslake and the Grayslake Arts Alliance are seeking an artist or team of artists to create a sculpture in commemoration of the village’s 125th anniversary this year.

Titled “Embracing Change,” the public arts program carries with it a $5,000 prize and is open to artists throughout Illinois, said Michelle Poe, executive director of the Grayslake Heritage Center.

The winning entry will be unveiled in Grayslake’s Village Center on Aug. 15. Deadline for applications is Jan. 31.

Details of the competition are contained in the official artist call, available for download at

To fulfill the theme of the work, artists are invited to research the village’s history at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum or to contact Michelle Poe at for information.

Proposals can be submitted in a scaled-down format, either in the form of color drawings or a model. Digital submissions will be accepted through the Grayslake Arts Alliance website. Nondigital submissions can be sent to the Village of Grayslake Heritage Center Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake, IL 60030.

The Grayslake Arts Alliance is a registered 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to bringing the arts to the Grayslake area through education, participation and development.

For information, contact the arts alliance at, or contact Ernest J. Schweit at 847-609-8070 or

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