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.
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.