Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair returns June 26-27

  • The 61st Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair is returning June 26-27 featuring more than 110 artists.

    The 61st Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair is returning June 26-27 featuring more than 110 artists. Courtesy of Docha Photography

 
 
Updated 6/22/2021 10:29 AM

After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Naperville Woman's Club will host the Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair on June 26-27. It is the club's signature tradition for over 60 years.

"Rose Garden in Evening Sunlight" by Christina Plichta of Minneapolis, Minn.
"Rose Garden in Evening Sunlight" by Christina Plichta of Minneapolis, Minn. - Courtesy of Christina Plichta

This community celebration of the visual arts brings over 100 talented artists, fine crafters, and gourmet food vendors together to browse and shop in the heart of downtown Naperville. The 61st annual event is one block from the bustling popular downtown shopping and restaurant district at Naper Settlement, a "living history" museum with historic Naperville buildings, paved pathways and convenient parking.

"Lincoln: Hello World" by Cat Clausen of Dwight, Ill.
"Lincoln: Hello World" by Cat Clausen of Dwight, Ill. - Courtesy of Cat Clausen

It will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. All tents will be socially distanced apart.

Fair-goers will enjoy music, a variety of food options, a participatory community mural, and an immersive walk-through scene drawn by 3-D chalk artist Shaun Hays.

Let the kids create their visions at the new "Petite Picasso" area for children activities and a balloon artist.

Glenview artist Amy Taylor of Glenview designs silver and gold jewelry with an emphasis on unique hinge work.
Glenview artist Amy Taylor of Glenview designs silver and gold jewelry with an emphasis on unique hinge work. - Courtesy of Amy Taylor

Try your luck in the Meeting House as you bid on artist donated creations at the silent auction. Profits will be contributed to club's philanthropic endeavors.

Channel your own inner artist as you paint one part of a 12- by 8-foot community mural.

Choose the perfect ClaySpace created pottery creation from the Empty Bowls Project. Funds raised will be donated to local food pantries.

"River at Dusk" by Lisle artist Susan Wilson
"River at Dusk" by Lisle artist Susan Wilson - Courtesy of Susan Wilson

Admission and parking are free. The Art Fair is located in the heart of downtown Naperville at Naper Settlement, a lush park-like setting with mature trees, historic buildings and paved path ways.

Visit www.napervillewomansclub.org/art-fair.