Nearly 30 colorful wheeled carts that rolled out in front of La Grange businesses in an annual outdoor art exhibit have been auctioned off to find new homes on porches, patios and playrooms in the community.

The customized hand-painted carts were designed around the theme “La Grange Rolls with It” and decorated the sidewalks of the business district from May into September.

Organized by the La Grange Business Association (LGBA) and presented by the Park District of La Grange, the exhibit showcased local artists and attracted attention to the shops, restaurants, businesses and organizations in the Village. The party carts were taken off display earlier this month and sold at auction to benefit several local nonprofit groups, including the La Grange Pet Parade.

In previous years, the auction is a highlight of the West End Arts Festival and held in front of the Stone Avenue train station. This year, due

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