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posted: 6/19/2014 1:10 PM

Arts Commission hosts decorated birdhouse competition at Frontier Days

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  • These photos show suggestions for creating a birdhouse.

    These photos show suggestions for creating a birdhouse.
    Courtesy of Arlington Heights Arts Commission

Submitted by the Arlington Heights Arts Commission

Show your creativity by participating in the Village's Arts Commission's annual "Decorated Object Art Competition" for all ages that will be showcased at the annual Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival Sunday, July 6, at Recreation Park.

Decorate an existing birdhouse or create an original birdhouse, as a group or an individual, and bring your birdhouse to Recreation Park between noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6. The competition will be held within the park near Belmont Avenue and Miner Street, Arlington Heights. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m.

The contest is open to all ages and an entry can be designed by an individual or a group. There is no limit on the number of entries. Birdhouses of any size or material will be accepted. Selection criteria for the winners will include: Artistic impression, originality, quality and aesthetic appeal. First and second prizes will be awarded in four categories (Adult, Youth, Child and Family and Friends) and one prize given for the winner in the People's Choice category.

For information, contact Derek Mach, Arts Commission Liaison, at (847) 368-5232 or

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