Garden and Art Tour has eight themed stops
Kim Storck is the first one on her block to have a chicken coop and she can’t wait to show it off.
Storck has one of eight themed stops on this year’s Schumacher Place Garden and Art Tour, to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25.
It will be a modest poultry domicile, holding three to four birds – and no roosters – in the back yard of her Ebner Road residence, which also includes a sustainable urban garden.
“I grew up on a farm so having chickens, fresh eggs and those kinds of things feels natural to me,” she said.
Tickets for the event are $5 each and are available online at www.schumacherplace.org, from Village Coney, 418 E. Whittier St.; or after 3:30 p.m. the day of the event at 340 Forest St., at the corner of Ebner and Forest streets.
The Schumacher Place Civic Association, representing the neighborhood directly east of German Village, held its first garden and art tour one year ago in lieu of its regular annual home and garden tour.
“People enjoyed last year’s garden and art event so much that we decided to hold it again this year rather than return to our traditional home and garden tour,” said Jeanne Tranter, event chairwoman.
“They’ll discover many new artists, see different gardens – and experience Schumacher Place in a new way,” she said.
This year’s tour features 30 artists, whose exhibits include everything from fox statues to jewelry to watercolors.
Other artists will exhibit their works on porches along the tour route.
“This year’s themes reflect the richness of Schumacher Place itself,” Tranter said. “We move from a sustainable garden, with hens scratching around, to a lush garden with a waterfall cascading over rocks,” Tranter said. “The art is equally diverse.
There also is a post-tour party, which includes music from local guitar player Brian Connor, dinner and a competition with prizes.
Post-tour party tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members of the Schumacher Place Civic Association.
The eight themes, with descriptions provided by the civic association, include:
A Touch of the Farm in Schumacher
774 Ebner St.
Hens in the city, in a sustainable urban garden.
Tally Ho! The Foxier Side of Schumacher
775 Ebner St.
The chase is on for the fun art on exhibit in this garden, which also features two permanent fox statues.
The Folk of Schumacher
782 Ebner St.
Folk art in a serene city garden.
Paws in the Garden
807 Ebner St.
Art celebrating cats, dogs and other animals.
The Art of Water and Color
865 Ebner St.
Watercolors and wind chimes exhibited in an urban oasis with glittering waterfall and fountains.
Jewels and Jazz in Schumacher
341 Kossuth St.
Jewelry and a jazz band in a colorful urban garden.
The Art of Transformation
819 Beech St.
Recycled objects transformed into art.
The Playful Place
792 Washington St.
Whimsical, witty art in a fun-loving neighborhood.