The Palatine Jaycees will present their 9th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” on September 7th and 8th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM in Towne Square in Downtown Palatine at the corners of Smith Street and Palatine Road.
Artists from all specialties, including water color, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels will be represented. “We are excited by the diversity of artists that have returned to the show this year and are impressed with the new talent participating in the show,” said Sarah Harwerth-De Marco, Show Chair. “This is a quality, juried art show presented as a celebration of all forms of art, from the traditional to the contemporary.”
Besides a wide range of art forms, the weekend show includes live entertainment by local musicians. Musical artists Pam Brunkalla, Jim Green, Why Should I?, Wex Hixson, Cath Kasmer, Courtney Sullivan, Linda Garrett, Guyz with Bad Eyez and Merv Collins as a solo artist and with Don Humbertson will be performing from the gazebo throughout the show. For aspiring artists, Palatine Sister Cities will be conducting a paper mache demonstration.
Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the Chapter and community donations. Included in these projects are the Fourth of July Festival, Christmas tree sales, a sand sale and others, which benefit the community directly and help raise money.
The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees is one of the nearly 100 local Chapters and one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Palatine Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community.
The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine. For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events write to the Palatine Jaycees, Post Office Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517, call them at 847-604-0288, email them at email@example.com or visit www.palatinejaycees.org.