Bartlett Festival of the Arts
June 27-28, 2015 10 a.m.—5 p.m. Outdoors in Bartlett Park, Bartlett, IL
Presented by Arts in Bartlett. For more information, call (630) 372-4152; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2015 Arts Festival marks the 13th year that Arts in Bartlett, the local arts council in a thriving Illinois community 35 miles northwest of Chicago, has presented Bartlett’s only juried fine arts and crafts show. Arts in Bartlett, a dynamic all-volunteer 501(c) 3 organization, prides itself on presenting high-quality, yet affordable fine arts and fine crafts in this highly anticipated free annual event. Nearly 50 artists of all media. Nonstop entertainment both days, with rock/folk music contining until dusk on Saturday. Food/wine tent.
This year's Arts Festival was a success, with artists ranging from watercolors and oils to woodwork and glassmaking. For what seems like the first time ever, the weather was beautiful both days, and there was a large turnout!
OTHER FEATURES: Young Art Appreciators (YAA!): A special "kids only" tent for children shoppers who can purchase art priced at $1, $5 and $10. Art will be labeled with artist name and booth number so parents can take them to meet the artist and learn about their techniques. Artists accepted in the show are asked to donate a small piece or two and proceeds will go toward Arts in Bartlett programs for children. Children’s Art Activities: Led by the Color My World Teaching Artist in Arts in Bartlett’s Center for the Arts, children’s art activities and face painting will make the Arts Festival a family event. World Tent: Drumming Circles and Henna Art Sit & Knit a Bit Tent: Come sit & relax with us and knit a row or two to help with our fiber art project to be installed the weekend of Bartlett Heritage Days, Sept. 11-13.
NEW! Free! Historic Homes Walking tour, 9:30 a.m., Sunday June 28 -- Meet at the Log Cabin for a free walking tour of historic homes that have been plaqued by the Bartlett Historical Society. Approximately 1 hour in length.