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Northern Illinois Art Show
June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE
Celebrating 50 years, the Kishwaukee Valley Art League will hold its annual Northern Illinois Art Show June 5th and 6th on the courthouse lawn in downtown Sycamore. Over forty artisans will offer fine art and fine craft items for sale to the public. Covid-19 protocol will be followed, including the spacing of vendor tents, providing sanitizing stations, and placing directional arrows to follow. The art show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The two-day juried show will feature a variety of art mediums including watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, fabric art, woodworking, photography, ceramics, gourd art, jewelry, garden art and décor.
KVAL members will also offer a group exhibit with all media available for sale. Artwork will bejudged by Al Stark, and awards will be given for Best of Show, First, Second and Third Places. KVAL’s Art of Giving raffle will offer attendees an opportunity to win original pieces of artwork donated by league members and other vendors. This year’s Art of Giving Raffle is sponsored by Edward Jones, Timothy Beasley of Sycamore. Proceeds from the raffle support KVAL’s philanthropy program which honors art students from DeKalb and Sycamore high schools as well as Kishwaukee College. KVAL also gives monetary awards to the three schools’ art departments. In addition, the program donates art supplies to local charities each year. This year, music will be provided by Cole Brandt from 11:00 to 2:00 on Saturday, in front of the courthouse. Boy Scout Troop 33 will offer food and drinks at the show again this year. The Kishwaukee Valley Art League would like to give a special thanks to this year’s show co-sponsors: Discover Sycamore, Heartland Bank and Shaw Media Thanks also go out to KVAL patrons:Waste Management, Hy-Vee and Friends of KVAL: OC Creative. KVAL’s Gallery on State, located at 233 W. State will remain open during the art show and guests are welcome to visit the gallery to see additional artwork by members of the Kishwaukee Valley Art League.