Sunday, July 26, 2009

Art For All

As mentioned yesterday, along with FoxFireFest and Walkabout: Theater on your Feet, Elgin’s very own Art for All will be presenting Art & Soul on the Fox on August 1-2 in downtown Elgin.

And unlike previous years, this year’s show will not reside next to Festival Park, but will mix and mingle under the awnings, brick and mortar of Elgin’s old buildings at Du Page Court and South Avenue.

According to Sandy Kaptain, coordinator of the show, this is a new direction for an art show that has become a yearly tradition in Elgin.

Art & Soul on the Fox is a continuation of the Elgin Area American Association for University Women’s Art Showcase,” she says. “This is the 50th year that a fine arts show has been produced in Elgin, but is the first time the show has been presented by Art for All.”

The event will include work from over 60 juried artist and artisans with a variety of media from oil painting, sculpture, artistic textiles, acrylic and airbrush work, digital imaging, unusual jewelry, woven pieces, photography, woodcarving, ceramics and more.

“We also plan on having A Starvin’ Artist space at the Art for All information tent that will allow festival goers to purchase marked-down art pieces,” says Kaptain.

In addition, there will be a silent auction at 1 p.m. on August 2, for the Rain Barrels on Parade.

Rain Barrels on Parade kicked off Earth Week at Gail Borden Library this year, and neighborhood and community organizations have decorated 46 of the barrels. You can learn more about the Rain Barrels at

For more information and to see some of the artwork that will be available at Art & Soul on the Fox, go to

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