THOUSANDS ENJOY BEST EVER ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW IN ST. CHARLES An estimated 35,000 people attended the 19th Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show over Memorial Day weekend in Downtown St. Charles, presented by STC Capital Bank. The juried Fine Art Show featured artists in various mediums, and many attendees commenting that it was “The Best Show ever”!
As supporters of the arts, STC Capital held a “Celebration of the Arts” on Friday evening at Mixology Salon Spa/116 GALLERY to showcase last years Fine Art Show winners. During the celebration, STC Capital Bank awarded scholarships to six children from the community for extensive art classes throughout the summer at All Things Art Studio.
The Artist Award Winners include:
Best of Show: Lynn & Steve Cebula – Mixed Media - The Best in Show winner is currently being exhibited in 116 GALLERY in downtown St. Charles where their music-themed abstracts in wood, acrylic and resin are available to view and may be purchased.
Awards of Excellence:
Keith Lackner – Wood, Teresa DeVer – Fine Art Jewelry, Feng Biddle – Painting, Robert Slater – Fine Art Jewelry, Andria Burchett – Drawing/Illustration, Sarena Mann – Mixed Media
Pam Hamilton – Painting, Debra Steidel – Clay/ceramics, Samuel Yao – Fiber.
A multitude of artist demonstrations took place throughout the weekend, with this years Feature Tent by All Things Art Studio supplying crafts for kids of all ages - sponsored by Dayspring Pediatric Dentistry, The Feature Tent showcased a wide variety of children’s art projects and crafts. Also, heard throughout the show was wonderful music performed by musical entertainers in the Music Tent, sponsored by Neri Landscaping.
Another popular attraction was the Downtown Historic Trolley Tour, sponsored by Gerald Kia of North Aurora, which gave people insight and perspective into the architecture and history of downtown St. Charles’ landmark buildings and homes.
The 2017 St. Charles Fine Art Show was organized by The Downtown St. Charles Partnership, with the dedication of its wonderful volunteers, the Fine Art Show Committee and day-of-event volunteers. Each of them supported by our Volunteer Tent Sponsor, BMO Harris Bank. Our volunteers were all donning handy aprons supplied by our Volunteer Apparel Sponsor, AHC Advisors, Inc.
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