13th Annual Barrington Art Festival
Downtown Barrington is the setting for the 13th annual Barrington Art Festival, which takes place on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend (May 28 and 29). This beloved art fest fills the streets with 130 artists from near and far showing and selling art in all media including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, wearables and more! Live music and youth art activities add to the weekend’s fun. No one goes thirsty or hungry with the McGonigal’s Beer & Grill Garden at the festival, where a variety of beers and tasty treats can be found. Great restaurants, cafes and ice creameries line the festival route. Free admission makes this a definite yes on the planning calendar! Bonus: The Barrington Artists’ Area Association will be showcasing the work of local residents as well. Attendees are invited to bring their gently used wall art to the festival where it will be donated to the Chicago Furniture Bank, a nonprofit that distributes furnishings and art to those leaving shelters and moving into permanent housing. Several artists from this show are participating in Amdur Productions’ Green Ribbon Project. Artists place a green ribbon on a piece of art in their booth, and if the piece is sold, 10% of the sale will be donated to Amdur’s 2022 charitable partner, Make-A-Wish Illinois. For more information, contact Amdur Productions at 847-926-4300.
Take the Union Pacific/Northwest line to Barrington station. Festival is conveniently located one block west of the Barrington station.
The Poster Artist is Philip Schorn who will be showing and selling his 2D drawings at the festival. Philip’s work can be seen to the right. He uses pencils and realism to create a detailed representation of his surroundings.