2022 Art Show Schedule


Sunday September 4 & Monday September 5, 10am—5pm both days. Deer Path Art League’s 67th Annual Art Fair on the Square held in beautiful historic Market Square in downtown Lake Forest, Illinois. The community of Lake Forest is located 30 miles north of Chicago. This festival is a highly rated, well-attended event of long standing. Art Fair on the Square is the Art League’s signature event and helps us fulfill our mission to bring high quality visual arts to the community.

25th anniversary of West End Arts FestivalSaturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2022,  West End Arts Festival  The event is held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue Metra train station in the charming and historic West End of La Grange, IL , surrounded by mature trees, small, local businesses, and plenty of free parking. This picture-perfect setting is the ideal spot to shop and talk with artists in person, enjoy live jazz, culinary demonstrations from noted chefs, wine tastings, art classes and interactive fun for kids. From 10 am to 5 pm at 701 W Burlington Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2022, Edward’s Place Fine Art Fair,700 North 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702


Peoria Art Guild's Fine Art FairSaturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2022, Peoria Fine Art Fair.  Come and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Annual Peoria Art Guild’s Fine Art Fair which brings original art to central Illinois


2022 Teaching Schedule


February 12, 2022  –  TLD Design Center Gallery, Westmont, IL

Basic Kumihimo                                                                                                                                     Kumihimo is the art of Japanese braiding. Learn how to make several basic braids on a maru dai with 8 bobbins. Examples of many braids will be presented as well as applications of braids. Participants can easily make their maru dai, or purchase one before the workshop.


Weaving Dionally on a Zoom LoomFebruary 19, 2022  –  Weavers Guild South, Matteson Public Library                                      Weaving Diagonally on a Zoom Loom                                                                                          The  Zoom Loom is a great little loom but let’s shake it up by weaving diagonally on it! Using a continuous yarn, you will learn how to weave a square diagonally. Beginner level


HGA ConvergenceJuly 15-21, 2022 at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Diagonally woven ribbon scarf.Ribbon Scarf Create a shimmering ribbon scarf with minimal equipment. This woven/braided scarf is finger woven on a board and can be made by anyone and have elegant results. This is a technique taught by Makiko Tada. It is a direct derivative of Kumihimo on the takadai.  July 16,2022

Spinning Short Fibers Participants will learn how to prepare and spin various varieties of cotton as well as camel, dog hair and silk noil. July 17, 2022

Beaded Kumihimo braids
Beaded Kumihimo braids

   On September 14, 2022, in partnership with the Homer Township Public Library (14320 W. 151st Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491), the Lemont Artists Guild is pleased to present, at the library Betty Burian Kirk, who will talk about Kumihimo Braiding which is a Japanese Braiding Technique.  Betty will give a historic overview of how Kumihimo was brought to Japan and the connection to the Japanese Samurai Warriors.  Various braiding techniques will be covered by Betty and an abundance of samples will be displayed.  Betty will give a demonstration of how the braiding is done on a Marudai (prounounced mar-oo-dye) which is a round-top braiding stand used to make a wide variety of Kumihimo braids in many different forms such as round, square, rectangular, flat, triangular, and other polygonal shapes. (To learn more about the Marudai visit: https://amksoc.org/glossary/marudai/) Attendees present will be given a cardboard disk in which will Betty will guide them on a form of the Kumihimo braiding. To attend this free event, please register at: https://www.homerlibrary.org/kumihimo

Round, square, flat and spiral braids
Kumihimo braids