Role of the Commission
The commission improves the aesthetics of the city's commercial corridors and residential neighborhoods. It also manages the Forest in Bloom Awards.
Street Art Committee
The Street Art Committee is a subset of the Streetscape Commission and aims to beautify Oak Forest and create a more interesting physical environment for citizens to enjoy. The committee believes that public art is an important component of community development. It provides a creative, human touch to the landscape and enhances the aesthetics of the most important commercial areas of town. Currently, the committee has two major endeavors:
The committee is bringing its kaleidoscope of doors back to town! This year, artists will recreate their favorite American television shows. Although there are guidelines to follow and concepts must be approved, artists are free to recreate a scene from a show, feature a favorite character, or highlight the best shows of a decade.
A Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their communities; Little Libraries have been called "mini-town squares."
The Street Art Committee meets at City Hall in Council Chambers on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.