The Waukegan Park District has announced that 30 artists are participating in the 15th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, June 7. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 28, and openings still remain for fine arts vendors to sell and showcase their art.
The registration fee to reserve a 10-by-10-foot space at the festival is $40. An additional $10 is subtracted from the registration fee if the artist will demonstrate how they make their art at the festival.
The application form can be picked up at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park or online at www.waukeganparks.org.
The Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival is a free, annual event that celebrates the start of summer. The festival is dedicated to showcasing local and regional artists and venues, championing the arts, remaining free to the public, offering low participation fees to artists, and remembering one of Waukegan's favorite sons: Ray Bradbury.
Varieties of fine arts and crafts are encouraged, including ceramics, drawing, glass, fiber arts, graphics, jewelry (no more jewelry booths will be accepted), leather, metal, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, water color, weaving, wood, and others.
The Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival is a grass-roots event sponsored by the Cultural Arts Division of the Waukegan Park District. There is no admission charge, suggested donation, or gated point of entry.
All the performance events are free to view. Family activities, including a creative art project, are free. The festival is held at Bowen Park in Waukegan, Sheridan Road and Greenwood Avenue, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call the Waukegan Park District Jack Benny Center for the Arts, at (847) 360-4740.