Bound for Books: An Artful Book Bench Project
Bound for Books: An Artful Book Bench Project is the Town's latest public art project, for which artists were invited to paint and embellish fiberglass benches in the shape of open books, drawing on themes and inspiration for their designs from their favorite books. After a public call for entries in December, 10 artists were selected to participate in this year’s Town public art project. The benches depict scenes from beloved children’s tales, classic novels, and even a cookbook.
The book benches will be on display in Downtown Danville until the week of September 25 when they will move back to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery patio for a closing reception and auction, with proceeds benefiting future public art projects. The closing reception is Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery. Patrons can view the benches there through October 2, and participate in an online auction September 29–October 2. The entire community is invited to participate in the closing reception and auction, to help support public art in our community.
Auction Open Now
Now–October 2: Bound for Books Online Auction and
Bound for Books Display
Village Theatre Patio
Patrons can view the benches there through October 2, and participate in an online auction September 29–October 2. The entire community is invited to participate in the closing reception and auction, to help support public art in our community.
The 10 benches in Bound for Books depict classic children's tales, favorite novels, and even a cookbook. A list of the benches with artist names and locations is available here.
You can also pick up a Bound for Books passport starting Monday, July 24 at any Town facility, including the Gallery, Danville Community Center, and Senior Center, with information on each bench so you can visit them all.
The Town of Danville thanks the following “Bound for Books” bench sponsors:
|The ADDRESS Company
|Beth Chaim Congregation
|Jou Jou Chawla
FOR the Valley
In Honor of
Sandra E. Paiva,
an extraordinary friend, mentor, and professional who appreciated and loved family, friends, life and the beauty of books.
Sponsor: Seng Lovan
|Revel Kitchen & Bar