In 1999 there was Chicago’s COWS ON PARADE
In 2012 Antioch hosted
CHILLIN' ON THE CHAIN - 53 Adirondack Chairs
Antioch's 3rd Annual Charity Public Art Program
Featured an Adirondack Chair
Our Dinner-Auction Finale raised $12,800 in live auction bids for our 53 "Chillin" Chairs. The Antioch Chamber raised that donation amount to $16,000 which will benefit our local charities!
(Chillin' is finished . . . get ready for "Treasures on the Chain" in 2013!
2012 - Antioch's CHILLIN' ON THE CHAIN
The Antioch Chamber is proud to announce our 3rd Annual Public Art Program for 2012 -
CHILLIN' ON THE CHAIN which features 53 Adirondack Chairs! These 53 comfortable wooden chairs are displayed throughout Antioch's Business Community the Summer of 2012! The 53 Adirondack Chairs will be "Chillin'" outside at most sponsoring locations by mid-to-late May!
PLAY OUR CHAIR GAME CONTESTS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES!
May 26 thru May 31st
aCHAIRican IDOL-YOUR VOTE COUNTS
Vote for your Favorite Chairs in May. Visit all 53 Chairs and use our “Walk-About & Drive-About” Map to complete your entries for a chance to be one of our lucky winners! Vote for Your Favorites by Categories! Turn in your completed entry form by 5/31 to the Antioch Chamber Foyer, located at 882 Main Street in Downtown Antioch. The Chamber Foyer is open 24/7 for your convenience.
CHAIR SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST
Grab your family and friends and take our Scavenger Hunt Challenge! Search for certain clues on your contest entry form. It takes a lot of beans to fill this cup...who am I? Use our “Walk-About & Drive-About” Map to locate all 53 Chairs for your chance to win prizes. Turn in your completed entry forms to the Antioch Chamber Foyer by 6/30. The Chamber Foyer is open 24/7 for your convenience, located at 882 Main Street in Downtown Antioch.
WHAT’S ON MY SEAT CONTEST
Visit all 53 Chairs and check out their seats before you sit back and chill. What would you be sitting on?
My seat is more than a yard wide, who am I? Visit all 53 Chairs on our “Walk-About & Drive-About” Map and fill out your contest entry form. Drop it off at the Antioch Chamber Foyer by 7/31 for your chance to win prizes! The Antioch Chamber Foyer is located at 882 Main Street in Downtown Antioch and is open 24/7 for your convenience!
WHERE WOULD YOU FIND ME CONTEST
Enter our riddle contest and take the 53 Chair Challenge! Take your family and friends to help you figure out the answers to our clues. Use the Walk-About & Drive-About Map to find all chairs. Just 30 minutes here & there & look at me in my Bathing Suit! Where would you find me? Complete all the entries and turn in your completed contest form to the Antioch Chamber Foyer by 8/31 for a chance to win valuable prizes! The Chamber Foyer is located at 882 Main Street in Downtown Antioch, open 24/7 for your convenience.
CHAIRity Dinner Auction on Friday, September 14th.
Registration is closed: Antioch's CHAIRity Dinner Auction will be held at Antioch's VFW Hall which is located on North Avenue, just 1/2 mile east of Rte. 83. Tickets are $20 per person and must be paid in advance. You'll enjoy an "Island" feel as we Chill the Night Away! Feast on an Island Buffet and kick back and relax. Island Attire or Casual Attire is appropriate.
HISTORY OF ANTIOCH'S CHARITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAMS:
2010 - In 2010, Antioch hosted its first Public Art Program-Antioch’s DOGS ON THE CHAIN (of Lakes). This community art project that delighted animal and art enthusiasts of all ages. DOGS ON THE CHAIN transformed Antioch into a dog walking paradise. This brought together our local artists and our business community with the creation of life-sized, hand-painted fiberglass dogs that found homes throughout Antioch’s Business Community, both in the Downtown and around the Chain of Lakes. In September of 2010, the Dogs were put on the auction block and raised $20,000+ that was shared by Antioch's Open Arms Food Pantry, Save-A-Pet, and the ACHS Scholarship Fund.
2011 - The 2nd Public Art Program the Antioch Chamber hosted in 2011 was Antioch’s BEARS ON THE CHAIN. This art program fulfilled several purposes: it featured local artists, boosted tourism, promoted local businesses and at the Dinner Auction Finale, benefitted local organizations that are in need to the amount of $16,000+.
ANTIOCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
882 Main Street, Antioch, IL 60002