Old Barn Self Storage in Grass Valley, Calif., which celebrates Father’s Day each year by placing “Happy Art” features on the facility’s hillside facing Highway 20/49, has chosen two pieces of artwork to display this June and is seeking additional submissions from the community for future displays. The artwork is visible on the freeway between the Dorsey Drive and Idaho Maryland Road exits, according to a press release.
One of this year’s featured works congratulates “Dads & Grads,” while the second depicts a man and a boy fishing in a boat. “They evoke the role of fathers in education and in binding the family together across generations,” said Stephen R. DeSena, managing partner.
The self-storage business has honored fathers with hillside artwork for at least five years, according to the release. “We believe that fathers who work hard to support their families and raise their children are part of the foundation of a healthy society and deserve recognition,” DeSena said.
Old Barn is soliciting community entries for future celebrations until May 15. The company will post submissions on its website and enable visitors to vote for their favorites. The winning entry will be turned into an 8-by-8-foot “Happy Art” feature for a future Father’s Day, and Old Barn will donate $250 to a nonprofit organization selected by the winner, according to the release.