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NWC Fine Art & Artisan Fair returns June 24-25

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The Naperville Woman’s Club has announced the 63rd Fine Art & Artisan Fair is set from 10AM to 5PM June 24-25. This weekend event returns to Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street. Admission is free. Public welcome.

This year’s Fair will feature the juried work of more than 100 artists and artisans from around the country displaying their crafts in ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, jewelry and sculpture. In addition, the Fair offers activities for the entire family.

Again this year the NWC will select a piece of art from an exhibiting artist that will be reproduced into an 8×12’ mural. Attendees of all ages and skill levels can contribute to this mural by duplicating their own 8×8” square that will be stapled to a wood frame. Over the two-day Fair, the final scene will emerge as the 8×12’ mural.

In addition, this event will offer live entertainment, a balloon artist, photo opportunities, food and drinks including adult beverages, as well as a Petite Picasso area for budding artists.

The first Naperville Woman’s Club open art fair was held in 1960 in Naperville’s Central Park. Artists displayed their works on benches or hung them from clotheslines. As the Fair grew, in 1968 NWC moved the event to the historic and picturesque grounds of the Naper Settlement.

Free parking is available. Only documented service animals are allowed and no weapons are permitted on the grounds. Bags will be checked at each entry. For more information about the Fair, visit NWCFineArtFair.org.

Founded in 1897, the Naperville Woman’s Club focuses its philanthropic activities on art, education and community service. NWC, a nonprofit organization, is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international organization.

For more info about the club or becoming a member, visit napervillewomansclub.org.

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