2019 West End Arts Festival

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Name: 2019 West End Arts Festival
Date: September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Event Description:

Hot art. Cool jazz. Great wines!

The 24th annual West End Arts Festival is a feast for the eyes, ears and palate with a line-up that includes exhibits from fine artists from throughout the Midwest plus culinary demonstrations from local chefs, wine tastings led by sommeliers and live jazz performances throughout the weekend.
 
Visitors may browse and purchase from 60 top artists with works that include oils, acrylics, photography, jewelry, pottery, fabrics and sculpture. There will also be a booth showcasing the work of art students from Lyons Township High School.




Activities for kids include face painting and hands-on art activities throughout the weekend.
 
THE ART OF FOOD TENT will feature live culinary demonstrations and sampling from chefs at popular area restaurants:

THE ART OF WINE TENT provides a selection of 40 varietals along with commentary from wine sommeliers.  Cost is $20 in advance & $25 at the door. Wines by the bottle are also available to purchase. Ticket includes 8 tastings and a complimentary glass, while supplies last. Check back for details on how to purchase tickets. 
 
THE ART OF MUSIC TENT features live jazz entertainment throughout the weekend. The schedule is:

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10:00 am-11:30 am Nick Roach Quartet   
12:00 pm-1:30 pm  Badass Gumbo
2:00 pm-3:30 pm    High Hat Second Line
4:00 pm-6:00 pm    The Chandelier Swingers
7:00 pm-9:30 pm    The Big Lagniappe

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

10:00 am-11:30 am SATO Music Studios Recital
12:00 pm-1:30 pm  Idle Oath
2:00 pm-3:30 pm    The Corner Boys

LIVE ART AUCTION
Saturday will also feature a live auction of artwork that has been displayed in La Grange over the summer for an outdoor art exhibit. The auction is live beginning at 6 p.m., and it will benefit local nonprofits, including Pet Parade Charities.
 
FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS
Food from local establishments will be available for purchase at the festival.

 FESTIVAL SPONSORS
The West End Arts Festival is a celebration of local art in many forms. We're grateful for the generosity of our event sponsors who share our passion for the importance of supporting community art.
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Location:
This free festival is held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue METRA Station along Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Waiola Avenues. Convenient free parking is available in the commuter lot on Brainard at Burlington. Visitors may also take the Burlington Northern METRA to the Stone Avenue Station.

Would you like to volunteer to assist at this renowned festival? We need your help. Watch for details on available shifts and registration. 
Date/Time Information:
SATURDAY
Artists booths will be open from 10am to 6pm; limited artists will remain open for browsing and purchase from 6pm - 10pm. Evening entertainment includes live jazz and an art auction. The Wine Tasting Tent is open 3pm - 8pm.

SUNDAY
Festival hours are 10am - 4pm. 

 
Contact Information:
La Grange Business Association
Fees/Admission:

Admission to the festival is free.

Admission to the Wine Tasting Tent is $20 in advance and $25 at the tent entrance. The price includes 8 tasting tickets. Watch for details on how to purchase advance tickets to guarantee availability.

ARTISTS: Read here for information about how to apply.

BUSINESS OWNERS: Read here for information about how you can sponsor this well-attended event.
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La Grange photography © Bob Briskey