Hang Around on the Courthouse Lawn
Kids can use their originality and imagination to create and transform thousands of hangers from blank canvases into one-of-a-kind artwork. Visitors can admire how nature becomes a showplace for these masterpieces. Shodeen is pleased to sponsor this family art activity.
Need assistance moving your purchases?
For those seeking to move small purchased art items to their cars, the Art Cart is back again helping visitors bring home their new masterpiece. A truck, donated by Gerald Nissan/Subaru/Hyundai, will be available for very large pieces. Ask for assistance at the Information Booth (Garden) located at South Third and Franklin streets.
Aspiring artists will be displaying their creativity at the Dodson Place courtyard on South Third Street between Fulton and South streets. These up-and-coming artists of all ages were chosen by the jury committee for their emerging talent. You won't want to miss their displays placed amidst the trees and courtyard greenery.
Are you looking for a particular artist's booth? Have a question about the Arts Fair? Do you want to know more about Geneva? Then look for the awesome display of trees, shrubs and plants at South Third and Franklin streets. Plandscape, Inc. with its vast knowledge and expert eye, is not only the sponsor of the Information Booth, but also the creator of our Information Garden.
Friendly and helpful volunteers, sponsored by Cadence Health will gladly answer your questions while you enjoy the beauty of the Information Garden.
On the cover
Extreme "joy of living" is the force behind Beth Forst's inspiration. While traveling and painting on location is her favorite "studio," striving for works that please her ideals has led to a body of paintings that bring an immediate smile. Her works can be found in galleries and art fairs throughout the Midwest and Chicago, as well as private collections worldwide. Awards won include: 2011 - Mayor's Award; Penrod Art Fair, 2009 - Best Traditional Landscape, Hoosier Salon; 2008 - Best of Show, Richmond Art Museum; 2005 - First Place, TC Steele Great Paintout
Geneva Arts Fair sponsors
The Arts Fair has been made possible through the generosity of several sponsors:
• Gerald Nissan/Subaru/Hyundai – Art That Moves You
• Kane County Chronicle – Award Sponsor
• KCT Credit Union – Award Sponsor
• Cadence Health – Volunteer Sponsor
• Plandscape, Inc. – Information Booth
• Shodeen – Family Art Activity
• Geneva Cultural Arts Commission – Emerging Artist Awards
• Fagans Graphic Design & Printing
Arts fair information
What: The juried Fine Arts Fair focuses on art excellence and offers something for everyone – beginning and avid collectors.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29 (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Geneva on South Third Street, south of State Street (Route 38). Geneva's train station is also located on South Third Street just blocks from the art fair (Metra Union Pacific/West Line).
Who: Presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Coordinated by Erin Melloy, EM Events LLC.
Cost: No entry fee.
Parking: Public parking for the festival is close, with four parking lots located just blocks from the festivities, courtesy of Geneva merchants.
Information: Call the Geneva Chamber of Commerce at 630-232-6060 or visit www.genevachamber.com