The Deer Path Art League presents Art Fair on the Square
BY WENDY ALTSCHULER For Sun-Times Media
Visit Market Square in Lake Forest for its 60th annual juried fine art show, which takes place on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 — Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. You’ll enjoy strolling along the alfresco, exhibit-lined square. You might even find that perfect art piece for your home.
“Art Fair on the Square is the Deer Path Art League’s signature annual event and our gift to the community,” said Robert A. Pioch, coordinator at Deer Path Art League. “The art fair, which attracts visitors from Chicago, Milwaukee and more than 22 suburban communities, helps to fulfill the art league’s mission to spark, nurture and enhance creativity as well as raise community awareness and appreciation of the arts. The mission is as true today as it was in 1954.”
According to Pioch, last year nearly 500 national and international artists applied to participate in this event. The chosen exhibitors work in a variety of disciplines including: ceramics, digital art, drawing and pastels, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.
This family-friendly event takes advantage of the beautiful open-air setting — classical architecture and stately mature trees — that the historic Market Square provides. The talented artists position their outdoor galleries in a centralized display, which makes it ideal for artists, art-enthusiasts, families and community members to walk the entire show.
“Not too big and not too small, the show is the perfect size to comfortably visit and interact with the artists,” Pioch said. “Featured specialty booths will include Creation Station, an interactive children’s art tent; the entrepreneurial Young Artists gallery, replete with their artisanal crafts; and Enriching the Arts, which celebrates other local art organizations.
For more information, visit www.deerpathartleague.org.