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Artists applications available for September fair

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Submitted by Bill Pohlman

The Palatine Jaycees are accepting artist applications for its 10th annual juried art fair, "An Art Affair Around the Square," held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, in Towne Square, at the corners of Smith Street and Palatine Road, in downtown Palatine.

Artists of all ages and specialties are encouraged to apply, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels to name a few. Applications can be found at or request one by email at There is a nominal entry fee and artists will be notified by June 20, of their acceptance status.

"We are encouraged by the diversity of artists who participated in the past and we want to continually bring new talent to the show," said event co-chairman Cathy Veller. "This quality, juried art show is a celebration of all forms of art, from the traditional to the contemporary."

Besides a wide range of art forms, the weekend show includes a raffle, interactive art activities and live entertainment by local musicians.

"An Art Affair Around the Square has a well-deserved reputation among artists as an artist-friendly show," said Tricia LoPiccolo, event co-chairman. "We treat our artists to a light breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday morning and watch the booths if someone needs to run an errand or go to lunch. We also provide overnight security to ensure the safekeeping of their artwork."

For information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events write to the Palatine Jaycees, P.O. Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517, call (847) 604-0288, email or visit