Grayslake Arts Alliance hosts MayFest this weekend

The Grayslake Arts Alliance's MayFest will pair a variety of musical acts, ranging from jazz to folk to acoustic classic rock, with fine art Saturday at the Heritage Center in Grayslake.

The free festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Heritage Center. It is the final event of the local arts group's inaugural show season, although the group will have a continuing presence at the Grayslake Farmers Markets the rest of the year, said Ernest J. Schweit, a founding member of the GAA.

The musical acts performing are Blind Hills, Prairie Sky, Joe Rossi, Mark Sotira, Shelterwood, Margie Skora, Bill Chapin and Jeff "Jazzman" Justman.

The show will also have 10 artists showing up to 50 pieces of art, including oils, stained glass, photography and pencil sketches. The artists showing include Lauren Kegan, Sherri Fowler, Ernie Schweit, Roni Malic, Leslie Armstrong, Phil Schorn, Edie Wendricks and Marie Hines.

Kids art projects are planned by Outside the Lines, the arts education wing of the Grayslake Arts Alliance, and refreshments will be provided by Something's Brewing and Uniquely Sweets.

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