The seventh annual Barrington Art Festival returns Memorial Day weekend, along Cook and Station streets in downtown Barrington.
Free and open to the public, the Barrington Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 130-juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture and more. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats. Live music, kid-friendly activities, such as the patARTic graffiti wall, and epicurean delights also will be available for visitors to enjoy.
Amdur Productions proudly kicks off the summer festival season with the seventh annual Barrington Art Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Known for its grand mansions and horse farms, the affluent and vibrant Chicago suburb of Barrington boasts a wealthy population with a deep appreciation and buying history of art. Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, the Village of Barrington is the commercial center of a cluster of affluent communities that stretches across two major counties.
The Festival takes place in the charming downtown of Barrington, filled with delectable cafes, unique boutiques and popular restaurants. Store fronts range from turn of the century to modern. The festival layout has artists back to the curb with a main center walkway for visitors. Cute sitting areas dot the festival.
A lovely awards party for artists hosted by the Village Saturday night at a local restaurant is a highlight among artists. Festival admission and parking for the public are free. Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, great food and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect family experience.
Attendance: Festival attendance has built steadily year over year from the Chicago and surrounding community. About 125 juried artists are featured at this show which enjoys attendance of about 30,000+ people.