West End Arts Festival, 2017

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Name: West End Arts Festival, 2017
Date: September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
festival grounds
Event Description:
Artists from throughout the Midwest attend this juried fine arts show that has grown to celebrate art in all its forms. From fine art to culinary art, and live jazz to cinema, this weekend festival showcases the talents and passions of art lovers in a picturesque and historic outdoor setting. The festival is free and offers plenty of free parking and takes place adjacent to Stone Avenue METRA station.
 
Meet and talk with over 50 juried artists from throughout the Midwest as well as purchase original art including ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, wood, mixed media, photography, printmaking and more. Local art students from Lyons Township High School will also have a booth displaying their art pieces.
  • Music and Entertainment:
    • Saturday evening jazz concert (7 - 9:30 pm) featuring the acclaimed Elmhurst College Jazz Band (http://www.elmhurst.edu/music/jazz band
      • Selected artists will keep their art booths open during the free evening concert
    • Live jazz music and acoustic music performers throughout the weekend
    • Face painting and other entertainment throughout the weekend
  • Food and Beverages:
    • NEW - Tent for wine tastings from eclectic vintners
    • Culinary "Art of Food" tent returns with local chefs demonstrating a favorite dish
    • Local restaurants will sell lunch/dinner items, snacks, wine and beer
  • Art Activities:
    • Fun art activities for kids/youth including sidewalk chalk, selfie art stations, and more
    • Community mural art project
    • Option to purchase mini-canvas boards to create own masterpieces with assistance from the staff of Bottle & Bottega
    • Educational art sessions/live art demonstrations
  • Art Auction:
    • 30 hand-crafted beverage coolers that have been painted by local artists and displayed in La Grange as part of a summer art exhibit will be sold at a live and silent auction with proceeds to local charities Saturday evening.
  • Walking Tours of Historic Area:
    • NEW - In partnership with the La Grange Area Historical Society, walking tours will be offered (fee and advance registration required) of the historical and architecturally significant west end area of La Grange.
The West End Arts Festival is held in partnership with the Village of La Grange, WDCB Jazz Radio and many local business sponsors including: Baird & Warner, Republic Services, Gilmartin Legal, Linnea Jewelry, Hinsdale Orthopaedic, Little People's Country and Vintage Charm. 
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Location:
Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Spring Avenues near the Stone Avenue train station.
Date/Time Information:
  • Saturday, September 9: 10 am - 10 pm * (*limited artists  6 pm - 10  pm)                 
  • Sunday, September 10: 10 am - 4 pm
Contact Information:
La Grange Business Association
Fees/Admission:
Admission is complimentary.
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