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Buffalo Grove Fine Art Festival Runs July 21-22

The 11th annual summer festival will feature more than 140 artists.

More than 140 artists will display and sell their work at Buffalo Grove's 11th annual Invitational Fine Art Festival.

The event, which will run at the Buffalo Grove Town Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, will include paintings, sculptures, woodwork, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, fine crafts and more.

The festival will also include Unique Expressions, a showcase of artists with Disabilities, on Saturday. On Sunday, the Youth Art Division will display and sell paintings, duct tape art, jewelry, origami and more.

The Special Gifts Theater (SGT) will provide a special performance at 10 a.m. Saturday on the main stage. SGT is a not-for-profit organization that offers creative drama program for individuals with disabilities.

Other entertainment throughout the weekend will include Cirrus Falcon, Don Thomas playing soft rock music and Michelet Innocence, a French singer and guitarist.

The Family Art Tent will offer a place for the entire family to create art at no cost.

A golf cart shuttle will be available to anyone in need of transport to and from the parking lot to the festival area at Lake-Cook Road and Route 83. Additional handicap parking will be available near .

The art festival is free and open to the public. The event will kick off Friday, July 20 with a 7 p.m. performance by the Buffalo Grove Jazz Band at the .

Howard Green July 13, 2012 at 03:46 PM
This will be the 3rd year in which the BUffalo Grove Jazz Band kicks off the Arts Festival! Come hear why our audiences love the Jazz Band, and help celebrate the Arts in Buffalo Grove with music as well as visual art! Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket for our own little Ravinia festival as the Jazz Band performs some of the great Big Band hits of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and more! This year we will be featuring a new addition to the Band - our own solo vocalist - Leah Novak! We hope to see a great crowd to kick off the Festival! The performance is on Friday Evenng, July 20, at the Rotary Green beginning at 7 PM!

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