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St. Charles Fine Art Show set for Memorial Day weekend

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 4:37 p.m. CDT
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Artist Shelly Lawler, of Hoffman Estates, hangs her artwork in preparation for a previous year’s St. Charles Fine Art Show.

ST. CHARLES – The Downtown St. Charles Partnership will present the 16th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show on Memorial Day Weekend –  Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25.

Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The juried Fine Art Show will feature more than 100 artists in various mediums, artist demonstrations, downtown trolley tours, live musical entertainment and artist-led Art Talks.

There also will be “The Art of Fine Craft” featured tent, which will be presented by the St. Charles-based Fine Line Creative Arts Center – a school where known artists teach a variety of workshops in textiles, ceramics, graphic arts, metalwork, glass, jewelry and more.

The feature tent will be located on the west side of St. Charles.

Members of the Fine Line faculty will demonstrate a variety of arts and crafts that are taught at the center, including flamework/lampwork – the making of glass beads with a torch; ceramics; woodcarving; metal clay – a process of making metalwork using ground metal mixed with organic binders; oil pastel and accrylic painting; paper making; blacksmithing; coppersmithing; glass fusing; and spinning, weaving and felting.

The art show will take place rain or shine on Riverside Avenue between Main Street and Illinois Avenue.

Admission is free with free parking in multiple city lots.

For more information, visit www.stcharlesfineartshow.com.

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