The Palatine/Inverness Arts Council (PIAC) will present a public artist reception and show preview to their 7th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the ,” on Sept. 9 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. hosted by at 26 N. Brockway Street in downtown Palatine.
Highlighted pieces of the weekend’s art show will be on display, and entertainment will be provided by acoustic guitarist Merv Collins, a press release from organizers states.
“This is our first year offering a reception,” said PIAC President Bill Pohlman. “We saw it as a natural extension of the art show and a great way to engage the public with the artists.”
Attendance to the reception is free and open to the public. Appetizers and refreshments from downtown Palatine restaurants Heng Wing and Mexico Uno will be available.
The reception is being held in . The Music Room is one of the places of interest on the Friday night tour as well as a number of other downtown landmark buildings. More information on the crawl is available at www.palatinehistoricalsociety.com.
PIAC’s 7th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” will be held on Sept. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Towne Square in Downtown Palatine at the corners of Smith Street and Palatine Road. Throughout the weekend, more than 30 booths will display a wide range of art, including water color, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels. Entry to the juried art show is free.
For information on the art preview and reception, or the weekend art show, please contact PIAC at 847-963-6451 or visit www.palatineinvernessarts.org.
PIAC is committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the members of our communities through support and encouragement of performing and visual arts and artists. The Council considers the arts as an integral part of life-long learning and works to provide the accessibility of public arts activities to all people.
According to Pohlman, PIAC believes in the preservation of our cultural heritage and a responsible stewardship of community recourses. We believe in the power of the arts as a stimulant to our local economic environment. With our advocacy for the arts, we hope to encourage the highest aspirations in all art endeavors.