we all start somewhere

It might as well be in Spring Grove, Illinois. This Sunday us locals are putting on our annual art show, Affair of the Arts, at The Shores of Turtle Creek.

Affair of the Arts

We started this show because we were wanted a quality show with a higher level of artistic ability than the typical “craft show”. We called it Art Market, and started to gather local talent.

Art MarketAmy, Me, and Jane at one of our first art shows, held at Amy’s house in Spring Grove

The Shores of Turtle CreekThe Shores of Turtle Creek

We hooked up with another “home” show with Gabi Sparacio, who took steps to get us into a larger and more legitimate space, and  began to host shows twice a year at a local wedding/event venue called The Shores of Turtle Creek.

This year we have a full house – over 35 artists on two levels.  We actually have a waiting list and have to turn people away – something we only imagined when we began calling ourselves an Art Show. We have also grown to include the Spring Grove Area Art Walk – with local studios opening their doors and welcoming art lovers into their working spaces.

There is a great group of talented people coming to display their work.  Many are regulars who have been with us since the beginning, but there are always new faces and new art to discover at each successive show.

If you are anywhere near, please stop in and see us!  Click here for more information:  http://affairofthearts.org

Sara MichaelsSara Michaels, S.E.M. Illustrations

Lynda WallisLynda Wallis, Freelance Illustrations

Will SlagelWill Slagel, Metal Meanders

Josie RochellJosie Rochell, Pots by Josie

Linda OefflingLinda Oeffling, Loon

There’s more to see . . . visit the website or visit the show for more!  Affair of the Arts.org


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