Arts in Bartlett's 10th Annual Festival of the Arts this weekend in Bartlett Park, Oak Street and North Avenue, will have more music this year.
Entertainment on the Main Stage, sponsored by Goodtime Music and Sounds Great, will extend to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday instead of ending at 5 p.m. when the artists stop selling. A special "after hours" feature is Flat Top, a Chicago classic rock band, at 7 p.m.
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As usual, an eclectic variety of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists begin at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, ending at 5 p.m. on Sunday. A wine and beer tent and snack area is near the stage.
The 51 artists' works from all over the country include ceramics, paintings, jewelry, fiber, glass, photography, wood, sculpture and mixed media.
Bartlett and Hanover Park artists include photographer Matthew Maples, glass artist Caroline McKnight and painter Brittany Pignataro; painter Mark Sauck, jeweler Wanda Pitzele, and Jean and Carl Hahn, mixed media artists.
Awards and cash prizes will be given in a variety of categories Saturday, with the People's Choice awarded on Sunday after festival goers vote for their favorite artist.
Children's activities include a World Tent, sponsored by Elgin Children's Chorus, with drumming circles led by Rita Lopienski and henna art with Nilam Patel. The YAA (Young Art Appreciators) Tent, sponsored by Da Vinci Academy is a "kids only" tent with original art works priced at only $1 to $5 donated by artists in the Arts Festival.
The Children's Art Gazebo, sponsored by Bartlett Dental Associates, is led by Kathryn Benton, teaching artist from Color My World Children's Art Studio and includes face painter Sheryl Konetzny. The Heritage Days quilt hangings made from squares created last year by local children will be on display at the Gazebo.
1:15 p.m.: Company Allegro of Hanover Park School of Dance
2 p.m.: Bartlett International Chorus
2:30 p.m.: Dorothy Deen's Cello Ensemble
2:45 p.m.: Vic Flanagan, rhythm/blues singer
4 p.m.: Small Potatoes, folk duo
5 p.m.: Galen Malick Band, vocals & guitar
5:30 p.m.: Guitars in Bartlett
6 p.m.: Wes LeE "K", fusion guitar, vocal
7 p.m.: Flat Top, classic rock band from Chicago
9 p.m.: Marvin Vigadi, pop/soft rock
Sunday, July 1
10 a.m.: Portrait of Sound Band
11:15 a.m.: Tom, Tommy and Chance, vocals, guitar
12 p.m.: Belly Dance with Amirah
12:30 p.m.: Living Out Loud teen band
1:45 p.m.: The Encore Singers
3 p.m.: Greg Herriges, eclectic Asian, Turkish, Russian guitar
4 p.m.: Ted Yoder, hammered dulcimer champion
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Artist booths: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children's Art Gazebo: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
World Tent Drumming Circles: Saturday: 11 a.m., noon, 1:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. Sunday: 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 30
10 a.m.: Sam Witz the Guitar Man
10:30 a.m.: Mike O'Cull, singer/guitar
11:15 a.m.: LaVerne Bobkowski, singer
12 p.m.: High School Talent -- Nick Gaines, Bartlett Idol Winner, Bartlett HS; Breanna Ghostone, classical singer, So. Elgin HS