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Art

Annual Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival set for Sept. 8, 9

Ian Booker (from left) answers questions about Tesoro Jewelry while Marcia Sammons of Western Springs looks at earrings and Suzie Jessen of Downers Grove tries on a bracelet during the 2017 Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival.
Ian Booker (from left) answers questions about Tesoro Jewelry while Marcia Sammons of Western Springs looks at earrings and Suzie Jessen of Downers Grove tries on a bracelet during the 2017 Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival.

DOWNERS GROVE – An array of juried art will be on display as part of the 42nd annual Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival on Sept. 8 and 9.

Sponsored by the Downers Grove Downtown Management Corp., the show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street from Maple Avenue to Curtiss Street. Nearly 50 artists from across the country will participate, with art ranging from $25 to more than $4,000.

A variety of mediums, including jewelry, photography, woodwork, mixed media, drawing, fiber, ceramics, glass, graphics and painting – watercolors, oils and acrylics – will be featured.

The show also will feature live entertainment and a children’s art booth sponsored by the Indian Boundary YMCA.

The Downers Grove Choral Society, individual entertainers and students from Downers Grove North and South high schools will perform. For a schedule, visit downtowndg.org.

Free parking will be available in the downtown parking garage, as well as on the street and in village-owned parking lots.

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If you go

WHAT: Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9

WHERE: Main Street from Maple Avenue to Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

INFO: downtowndg.org

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