One of the last large fine arts festivals of the summer is always A Walk in the Park, the festival in North School Park in Arlington Heights.
From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 18, the Arlington Heights Art Guild and other artists and crafters from the Midwest, will fill North School Park -- selling, working and demonstrating. Musicians will stroll the grounds and vendors will sell food to visitors.
This is the festival's 42nd straight year, said Art Guild Publicity Chairwoman Lori Brownstein. Between 2,000 and 3,000 people usually visit fest on its one day.
"Initially it was held so the Guild members could show off their work," Brownstein said. Now, with nearly 100 artists, some from around the Midwest, the festival has gotten much bigger.
Visitors will see work in a variety of mediums, including paintings, photography, ceramic, jewelry. All the work is individual and one of a kind. Visitors can meet and talk with the artists, have something to eat and listen to the music. Admission is free.
North School Park is at 410 Arlington Heights Road.
The Arlington Heights Art Guild is a healthy group, Brownstein says, with an active membership.
Although, "We're always looking for younger artists," she adds. At their monthly meetings, the club brings in featured artists who demonstrate new techniques.
For more information on the Art Guild or A Walk in the Park, call (312) 215-4407 or visit arlingtonheightsartguild.com.