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Artists display their wares at Geneva Arts Fair

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  • More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24.

      More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24.
    Courtesy of Geneva Chamber

 
Submitted by Geneva Chamber of Commerce

The Geneva Arts Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24 on South Third Street, south of Route 38.

More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair. Presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, this is the 10th year for the juried show that was voted a Top 200 Fine Craft Fair by Art Fair SourceBook and a previous winner of "Best Craft or Art Show" by West Suburban Living magazine.

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More than 145 fine artisans from around the country will display their unique oils and acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and photography. This prestigious show includes a special emerging artist section.

Phase two of the Shodeen Swedish Cottage is ready to be completed. After painting the inside and out during Swedish Days, the Arts Fair invites children to "Trim it Up." Using creativity and imagination, children will decorate the scalloped trim for the roof.

Twenty-four of this year's artists are participating in Carlson's Floor "On the Floor" project. Look for these works of art created by incorporating donated Carlson's Floors tiles into their media.

In addition, Plandscape Inc.'s greenery, fountains and statues will become a work of art when their expertise transforms corners of the show into a visionary display of beauty. Stop by the information booth to find out more about Plandscape, Inc. and for questions about the Arts Fair, upcoming festivals or visiting Geneva.

Many Geneva merchants and restaurants also will be provide guests with sales, food and wine specials.

For details, visit www.genevachamber.com or call Geneva Chamber of Commerce at (866) 4-Geneva or (630) 232-6060.

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