2023 Art Show Schedule


Sunday September 3& Monday September 4, 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 9-10, 2023,  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 16-17, 2023, Edward’s Place Fine Art Fair,700 North 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702


Peoria Art Guild's Fine Art FairSaturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2023, 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


2024 Teaching Schedule

Convergence 2024, Wichita, Kansas    July 10 – 17, 2024

Designer Yarns I (1W-R012)

Thu Jul 11th 2024 9:00am – 4:30pm
Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202, USA map 

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Betty Kirk
1-Day Workshop
Investigate the possibilities of making new and exciting yarns. This class will cover Navajo ply, slub yarn, boucle and crepe yarn. Participants must know how to spin and have a working spinning wheel.
Required Equipment: Spinning Wheel or E- spinner needed, spindle is not suitable.
Prerequisite Skills: Must be able to spin & ply a basic yarn
Registration Fee: $153 with CVP or $205 without
Materials Fee: $15
Skill Level: Intermediate

Japanese Bookbinding (SS-FA041)

Fri Jul 12th 2024 9:00am – 12:00pm
Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202, USA map 

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3-Hour Seminar
Learn the history of how Japanese bookbinding came to be and the various styles they used. Participants will learn the traditional way (stab binding) to create two styles of bookbinding to make journals. Participants will learn the modern technique of embossing to create the cover of the journals.
Required Equipment: None
Prerequisite Skills: No prerequisite experience required
Registration Fee: $76 with CVP or $103 without
Fee: $20
Skill Level: Beginner