From PN’s view, one the enlightening aspects about the 27th annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair was the art of take-down, an engineering feat in many ways.
In fact, most artists seemed to have the routine down to a science as they carefully packed up their unsold creations after the two-day festival, ready to head for home or the next event.
As Naperville Art League Executive Director Debbie Venezia was answering a gazillion questions and directing vehicles, artist Stefan Geissbuhler made it a point to seek her out to express his gratitude.
“What a fantastic show in a great location with great organization!” said Geissbuhler, as artist after artist began to pull vans into line along Jackson Ave. and Webster St. shortly after the show closed at 5PM on Sunday.
Born in Switzerland, Geissbühler said he moved to the U.S. about 20 years ago to pursue a career as an abstract artist and to create “art that sings.” He said he enjoys showing and selling his work at some of the finest art festivals in the country and he is now happy to count the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair among them.
Venezia told him and other inquiring artists to watch the NAL website for registration notices for the 2013 Riverwalk Fine Art Fair to appear in October 2012. Again, registration will be handled via ZAPPlication, she said.
Earlier in the afternoon, other artists had expressed similar comments about their experiences at this year’s art show. Though some reported sales not as robust as others, everyone was pleased with the sunshine and seasonably comfortable temperatures.
With some 140 artists set up in tents to exhibit their juried fine art along the Riverwalk, tens of thousands of art lovers were attracted to the colorful showcase over the course of two weather-perfect days.
Well-run events and festivals are the goal of every sponsoring organization in Naperville. All support of local traditions and the dedicated volunteers who make them happen are appreciated.
For an overview of what’s coming next, visit Latest N.E.W.S. and the monthly event calendars on this website listed in the drop down under “Community Events.”
There’s always something!