If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive family outing, bring your clan to Art on the Prairie and Afternoon Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22.
Admission is free; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Warrenville City Hall parking lot on Stafford Place. The event offers art, free music, and food. New to the annual event are microbrew and wine tasting, and an artist who will paint a 5- by 6-foot mural during the festival.
According to a Warrenville Park District release, Art on the Prairie is a juried fine art show featuring jewelry, ceramics, paintings, fused glass, photography, and many more types of art mediums exhibited and sold by participating artists.
The Afternoon Jazz Fest includes a great schedule of music and performing arts:
Saturday, Sept. 21:
- Wheaton Warrenville South High School Junior Varsity Dance Team10 to 10:30 a.m.
- Real Steel Drums — Brad Stirtz 11 a.m. to noon
- The Latin Sounds of Samuel Del Real (Salsa, Latin jazz, Latin music) 1 to 2 p.m.
- Free face painting and balloon art 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Wil Crosby’s Chicago Blues & Beyond (electric blues and jazz) 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
- Anthony Brock & The Tomahawks (jam band performing oldies) 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22:
Dona & Dan Benkert – Appalachian Dulcimers 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Free Ben’s Bubbles 1 to 2 p.m.
Julie Ponce & Her Dixieland Cats 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Easy Louise (traditional, new, and original country songs, Southern rock, blues) 3 to 4:15 p.m.
The two-day festival is sponsored by the Warrenville Park District, Warrenville Arts Council, city of Warrenville, and Warrenville Public Library and is sponsored in part by the city of Warrenville Hotel/Motel Grant and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The event sponsor is NorthStar Credit Union; other sponsors are Ball Seed and Spare Wheels Transportation.