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posted: 6/14/2011 4:17 PM

Algonquin's Art on the Fox set for June 18-19

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The village of Algonquin and the Algonquin Public Arts Commission will hold its fourth annual Art on the Fox from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.

Once again the fine art show will be held in beautiful Riverfront Park, which overlooks the scenic Fox River in the heart of the community's historic downtown. Riverfront Park is located on North Harrison Street, just one block north of Route 62.

The event is free and open to the public Local artists will be performing demonstrations and have artwork for sale in a variety of media. Forty artist booths will be situated along Riverfront Park's winding riverwalk and include paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glass, as well as sculptures. Among the returning professional artists will be past Best in Show award winners, painter Clark Bending of Elk Grove Village and photographer Andrew Rousey of Woodstock. Tom Moran of Round Lake will be joining the show for the first time, and is the creator of original stepping stones. David Farber returns from his trip to Africa, bringing along a treasure trove of photographs from his adventure.

Live music is scheduled to be performed in the park's central plaza during the show as well: Mike Argo will play from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon, a trio composed of Mary Lai, Merv Collins and Don Humbertson will perform from noon to 5 p.m.

The fine art show is being sponsored in part by the Algonquin Public Arts Commission, which, since 2005, has organized a public arts program. Each year, this program exhibits approximately 30 artworks on loan from local, regional and national artists.

For information, contact Ben Mason, Village Planner, at (847) 658-4184.