Admire the art at the 25th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show
The 25th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show will showcase the work of over 100 fine artists in 14 different mediums on Memorial Day Weekend.
This free admission, juried art show, sponsored by St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, will be on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street (Route 64) and Illinois Avenue in downtown St. Charles.
The awards presentation will take place on Saturday afternoon, where ten Fine Art Show exhibitors will be presented with an artist award. These awards recognize the artist's originality, technique, execution, expression, and overall impression of their art. Along with showcasing the art, this event will have a variety of family-friendly activities.
The St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Activity Zone will be located on Riverside Avenue, and will feature numerous art-related activities for all to enjoy. On the east wall of Dukes Northwoods, individuals can witness a live mural creation, sponsored by McNally's Heating & Cooling, by local artist CJ Hungerman. Visitors can also take part in painting a car, sponsored by St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram and organized by the St. Charles Arts Council, and participate in hands on art activities for purchase, sponsored by All Things Art Studio. In addition to the juried artists, Elgin Community College will have a feature tent where their art students will have artwork for purchase.
Patrons that spend $250 or more at the Fine Art Show will receive a voucher for two tickets to a show at the Arcada Theatre, courtesy of the ARTcada Purchase Program. Once an individual makes their purchase, they will need to visit the information booth with their receipts to obtain the voucher.
During the Fine Art Show, attendees will have the opportunity to hear very talented local musicians perform at Flagship on the Fox and Pollyanna Brewing, sponsored by McGrath Honda. To see the lineup of performances, visit www.stcharlesfineartshow.com/entertainment.
Many local businesses will also be having specials and promotions in honor of the weekend. To view the list of promotions, visit stcharlesfineartshow.com/events-and-promotions.
2022 Best of Show Artist, Karri Jamison, talks about why she enjoys the St. Charles Fine Art Show, and what makes it unique.
"The first year I did the show the patronage was astounding. I knew I had to keep coming back because it was so good," said Jamison. "I do about 18-20 shows per year and have for the past 15 years or so. At the St. Charles Fine Art Show, we're always treated as professionals, and everyone is always so kind, generous and supportive, and everything is run very efficiently."
The Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 Fine Art Show is St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. Additional sponsors are McNally's Heating & Cooling, McGrath Honda, St. Charles Bank & Trust, Theriault Booth LLC. Attorney's at Law, The Arcada Theatre, Mason Faith Hoscheit DDS, All Things Art Studio, Blick Art Materials, Clarke Environmental, Culligan Water, Elgin Community College, Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center, Kane County Magazine, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Lawn Boyz Landscaping Inc., Meijer, and Tri City Health Partnership.
For more information on the 2023 St. Charles Fine Art Show, including the list of artists, visit stcharlesfineartshow.com.