An end-of-summer celebration brings art in many forms to the annual West End Art Festival featuring an exhibit of fine artists from throughout the U.S. plus demonstrations by local culinary and performing artists and hands-on activities throughout the weekend.
Presented by the La Grange Business Association in cooperation with the Village of La Grange, the festival will feature the work of over fifty jury-selected artists on Saturday, September 14 from 10AM - 5PM, and Sunday, September 15 from 10AM - 4PM.
New features this year are Performing Arts Day on Saturday with live performances by acclaimed local dance, theater and music groups and The Art of Food on Sunday with demonstrations by noted local culinary artists from Prasino, Sushi House, Isn’t That Sweet Bakery and others.
The event is held in the shadow of the historic Stone Avenue Station along Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Waiola Avenues in La Grange. Artwork will be available for purchase in a variety of mediums including painting, acrylics, oils, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, photography, watercolor and mixed media.
A variety of interactive children’s art activities will be highlighted throughout the weekend. Patrons can also contribute their talents to a community mural organized by Bottle and Bottega that will find a permanent home in La Grange.
The festival kicks off with An Evening of Art & Jazz on Friday, September 13 from 6-9PM. Patrons can enjoy an artist preview and sale while listening to live jazz. A cash bar and food from local restaurants are also part of the event.