A new event that celebrates Long Grove's art scene will be held Aug. 16-17 in the village's historic downtown.
The Village Art Market, featuring more than 60 juried artist working in all kinds of mediums, will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days, sponsored by the Long Grove Business and Community Partners with the help of Adlai E. Stevenson High School business and marketing students.
For sale are pieces in oil, acrylic and watercolor, plus jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media, all on Archer Road.
As well, families can partake in interactive art activities, including "dart art," face painting, henna art, recycled music featuring instruments made from recyclable products, helping to paint an oversized drawing of historic Long Grove and watch a Long Grove Confectionery artist demo painting in chocolate.
Part of the Business and Community Partners mission is to reach out to artists of all ages and caliber, and so emerging artists will showcase and sell their work in an oversized tent on Robert Parker Coffin Road, near the historic covered bridge.
Budding artists (children grades 2-8) will exhibit their artwork in The Gallery studio on Old McHenry Road.
The Long Grove Business and Community Partners has collaborated with business and marketing students from Stevenson High School, who assisted in designing the Village Art Market event logo, provided creative input and volunteered to be on-site, the weekend of the event.
For information about the Village Art Market, visit www.visitlonggrove.com or call the Visitor's Information Center at (847) 634-0888.