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Art Talk — Riverwalk Fine Art Fair brings color to the city


The brick-paver walkways, covered bridge and nature’s changing palette blend together to form the setting for the highly anticipated Naperville Art League’s Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, held annually on Jackson Ave. between Main and Eagle and along Naperville’s prestigious Riverwalk. Now in its 27th year, the festival plays host to 140 of the nation’s top artists as they showcase their fine art and fine craft.

From 10AM-5PM on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, the Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair will draw thousands of festival goers to the city’s downtown area. A wide range of styles and media assures there is something for everyone. From a 9’ horse sculpture made out of horseshoes to vibrant pastel cityscapes of Chicago, from world class 14k gold jewelry to large bronze Humpty Dumptys, from abstract to realism, the artists deliver on a promise to provide an explosion of creative art in the heart of Naperville.

The juried exhibition and sale attracted over 600 applicants this year, all vying for one of the coveted available booth spots. The potential 2012 exhibitors went under the scrutiny of a panel of judges, and a final tabulation indicates that about 50 percent of the artists will be returning from last year with the balance of the spots filled with new participants.

This gives the fair an exciting mix of the familiar and the undiscovered and ensures that attendees can reconnect with their favorite artisans and explore the work of new ones.

To further enhance the show, the DuPage Children’s Museum will be on site with an activity tent near the east entrance on Jackson and Main, and the DuPage Symphony as well as the Chicago Sinfonietta will perform in the amphitheater at the west end, giving attendees an opportunity to interact or just relax and enjoy.

Riverwalk Fine Art Fair is presented by Naperville Bank & Trust and funded, in part, by the City of Naperville.

For information call, (630) 355-2530 or visit www.napervilleartleague.com.

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Debbie Venezia
Debbie Veneziahttp://www.artsdupage.org
Debbie Venezia is the Director of Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative. Contact her at debbie@dupagefoundation.org or visit www.artsdupage.org.


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