Kick off the summer with a weekend of community and creativity when the Promenade of Art returns to the heart of Arlington Heights this June. More than 110 juried artists hailing from across the country will showcase and sell original work within a variety of categories including paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. Live art demonstrations will give festival-goers the unique opportunity to see the masters at work. Adding to the excitement is a myriad of Arlington Heights restaurants offering delicious dishes and drinks to satisfy every type of palate. With this new addition, fine arts and flavorful food come together in perfect harmony for Amdur Productions’ Promenade of Art.
Spend the weekend in the fresh air and sunshine enjoying art, local food fare, and live music. Inviting, interactive elements including a graffiti wall, Art Bingo, and photo booth promise an entertaining weekend for the whole family.
Celebrating its fourteenth year, the Promenade of Art Arlington Heights is a longstanding tradition for residents of this prosperous western Chicago suburb of 75,000 residents and nearby communities. The festival takes place in the lively downtown area amid upscale high-rise apartments, boutiques, cafes, theaters and popular restaurants. Arlington Heights is the 12th largest municipality in Illinois and a unique blend of old and new.
Art of all varieties has sold well here. Many artists have been “found” by those looking for large art installations for businesses and have gone on to create special commissions for these clients. Traditional themes do well here too.
The festival takes place on Vail and Campbell Streets in Arlington Heights’ beautiful downtown which is situated around a beautiful park and fountain. Admission and Parking at the festival are free. The Village’s five floor parking structure gives festival attendees plenty of onsite parking.
Easy load in and load out make this festival a pleasure to do. Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats throughout the festival weekend. Live music, great food and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.
Attendance: Festival attendance has built steadily year over year from Chicago and the surrounding communities. About 125 juried artists are featured at this show which enjoys attendance of about 35,000+ people.