The Grayslake Arts Alliance kicks off the season with their second annual Holiday Fine Arts Show, Nov. 24, in conjunction with the Village Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market.
Featuring a dozen local artists, music and light refreshments, the show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the council chambers on the second floor of Village Hall on Hawley Street.
This year's show will feature mixed media, painting, photography and pencil drawings and music will be provided by jazz pianist Bill Chapin and students from the Chapin Jazz Studio.
The Grayslake Arts Alliance is a community group dedicated to promoting the arts through education, participation and development.
"We are excited to be starting our second season," said Ernest Schweit, a Grayslake photographer and a founding member of the group. "This will be our first of four shows this year. Along with the winter shows, we plan to have our members showing at the Spring and Summer Grayslake Farmers Market and the Chamber of Commerce Art Fair in June."
The Chamber of Commerce tree lighting festival and holiday market runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The festival features a tree lighting at the corner of Center and Whitney at 5:30 p.m., sleigh rides from 6 to 8 p.m., a visit by Santa at the Oasis/Grayslake Youth Center, and a Holiday Market at the Heritage Center starting at 5 p.m.
The Arts Alliance is an inclusive organization that aims to bring the arts to Grayslake by building bridges between existing community organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, village officials, schools and civic organizations.
The long range goal of the group is to develop an arts center in or near downtown Grayslake.
For more information about the arts alliance, visit the group's Facebook page: Grayslake Arts Alliance, or contact Ernest J. Schweit, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership in the arts alliance is open to artists living and working in Grayslake and the surrounding areas.