Guiding the way from May to September

City Of St. Joseph Is All Abuzz Over Its Beach Bugs Art Exhibit
May 20-Sept. 24

The City of St. Joseph announced its 2016 public art theme and logo, "Beach Bugs," at the city commission meeting, Nov. 9. The 13th annual outdoor art exhibit will be May 20 through Sept. 24 and feature 20 giant insects painted by regional artists. There will be five each of caterpillar, ladybug, snail and bee sculptures produced by Chicago Fiberglass Works.

"These bugs will have our downtown abuzz all summer long," said Susan Solon, St. Joseph communications and marketing manager. "The first Beach Bugs event will be the unveiling, May 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m." Solon added that maps giving each bug's location will be available starting that day at the St. Joseph Welcome Center, 301 State St., or online at

The city invites artists interested in entering the 2016 art exhibit to download an application and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Registration closes Dec. 11, 2015.

Several area sponsors, including the St. Joseph Improvement Association, make the popular annual event possible.