2021 West End Arts Festival

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Name: 2021 West End Arts Festival
Date: September 11, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Event Description:

Hot art. Cool jazz. Great wines!

The 25th annual West End Arts Festival celebrates art in many forms as visitors of all ages can browse the work of fine artists from across the Midwest, view culinary demonstrations from local chefs, enjoy wine tastings and live jazz plus kids art activities near the historic Stone Avenue train station in La Grange, IL.
Presented by the La Grange Business Association, the free festival features noted fine artists from throughout the Midwest who will display and sell their works including photography, acrylics, oils, pottery, jewelry, fabrics and sculpture. There will also be a booth showcasing the work of art students from Lyons Township High School including live demonstrations on the pottery wheel.  

ARTISTS: Interested in applying as an exhibitor? Please read here
The festival is held in front of the landmark Stone Avenue METRA station along Burlington Avenue at Brainard Avenue. Free parking, including ADA accessible parking, is available in the nearby commuter lot at Brainard and Burlington. Visitors may take the Burlington Northern METRA train to the Stone Avenue station. 
The festival hours are Saturday from 10am-10pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Artists' booths will be open on Saturday from 10am-6pm; a few artists will remain open for browsing and purchase from 6pm-10pm. Saturday evening entertainment will include a live art auction plus live jazz. 
THE ART OF FOOD TENT will feature live culinary demonstrations and samplings from chefs at popular area restaurants: 
THE ART OF WINE TENT offers a selection of varietals along with wine education. Hours are Saturday from 2:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm. An access pass to the wine tent includes 8 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Wines by the bottle will also be available to purchase.
THE ART OF MUSIC TENT: Features live performances from well-known local jazz bands throughout the weekend. All schedules are subject to change. 
Hand-painted pieces of colorful art that has been exhibited throughout La Grange as part of a summer outdoor art exhibit will be sold at a live auction from the West End Arts Festival. The auction is live beginning at 6:00pm and benefits local nonprofits.
A variety of food vendors will be on the festival grounds
We're grateful to the dozens of local businesses that sponsor this festival and support local art. Interested in being a sponsor? Details will be published in January.
For updates, follow the West End Arts Festival on Facebook or visit: www.lagrangeevents.com
The La Grange Business Association is a group of over 300 businesses, services and non-profit organizations that strive to energize and enhance the local economy through events, networking and advocacy. 
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This free festival is held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue METRA Station along Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Waiola Avenues. Convenient free parking is available in the commuter lot on Brainard at Burlington. Visitors may also take the Burlington Northern METRA to the Stone Avenue Station.

Contact Information:
La Grange Business Association

Admission to the festival is free.

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