2013 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Showcases Over 150 Artists in Chicago This Weekend
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce will host and produce the 2013 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. The Festival, now in its ninth year, takes place today, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 in Lakeview, a dynamic and diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts, from Belmont Ave. to Hawthorne Street.
The 2013 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150-juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. In addition to the artists' booths, the Festival features live music and beer and wine gardens, live cooking demos by FlavorCity, the Inspiration Garden by Patch Landscaping, interactive children's area featuring a puppet show, a mosaic mural making booth and much more.
The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts asks for a $5 donation upon entrance and those donate may be entered to win round-trip tickets to any scheduled destination serviced by Southwest Airlines. The hours are Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com for more information.
New to the festival this year are live, interactive cooking demonstrations led by FlavorCity, a cooking video and fresh recipe website led by chef Bobby Parrish. He teams with guest chefs from Waffles, Revolution, Bar Pastoral and Hutch on the live cooking demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. All demos will be interactive and will take place outside in a tent located at 3344 N. Broadway. FlavorCity runs regular blog posts from Parrish on great food, culinary inspiration, saving money, travel and technology to make it all easier.
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce also welcomes back Patch Landscaping with their Inspiration Garden. Patch Landscaping will be creating an outdoor oasis filled with inspiration for the everyday gardener. From bicycles and cinder blocks being used as planters to a user friendly outdoor fire pit, Patch's outdoor garden will have great ideas to inspire the "DIY" gardener in all of us. The garden will be located on Broadway from Roscoe to Hawthorne Streets.
Each year the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Festival Committee selects an artist to create a featured image for the Festival of the Arts. This year's artist selection is by Lidia Wylangowska of Riverswood, IL and named "Dragons Still Do Exist." Her work of a tastefully nude woman in profile, adorned with a sleek tattooed rose on her leg and a mesh-like net that weaves into her long, flowing red hair that engulfs two-thirds of the painting, will be prominently displayed throughout the festival and in distribution materials. Browsing Wylangowska's gallery will reveal artwork of similar subject matter, portraits prominently featuring the human body in fantastical clothing or none at all, all of which strike invoking poses.