Grayslake arts group unveils first public project

 
Submitted by Ernest J. Schweit
Updated 6/22/2017 1:14 PM
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  • Community Art created by local residents.

    Community Art created by local residents. Courtesy of Ernest J. Schweit

The Grayslake Arts Alliance will unveil its first work of public art -- aptly named "The heART of Grayslake" -- at its tent Saturday, June 24, during the Chamber of Commerce Art Festival and Fine Craft show and Wine Tasting.

The 16-by-20 mixed media canvas was created by Grayslake residents who visited the GAA tent at the May 27 farmers market, where they were invited to "make their mark" in acrylic paint or other material, including photos, colored glass beads, wax strings, glue, cardboard letters and foam.

GAA members John and Zee Lacson of Dopler Audio and ZeeShots, respectively, came up with the idea as a way to increase art awareness in the community, to increase participation in the arts and promote the local arts group.

GAA members chipped in supplies that were used to create the artwork.

The arts festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in downtown Grayslake and will feature approximately 20 local artists, food, refreshments, music and, for the first time, a wine tasting area.

Further information about the chamber and the arts festival is available at www.grayslakechamber.com.

The Grayslake Arts Alliance is a local group dedicated to promoting and bringing the arts to Grayslake through education, participation, and development. More information about the group is available on its public Facebook page, www.facebook.com/grayslakeartsalliance.

Membership information is available on the GAA's private group page, www.facebook.com/groups/819302734882443.

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