Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Set for 9/12-14

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Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Set for 9/12-14

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to host and produce the 10th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. The 10th anniversary weekend takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 in Lakeview, a dynamic and diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts, from Belmont Ave. to Hawthorne Street. The 2014 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150-juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. Unique to the festival this year a special Friday, Sept. 12 evening anniversary kick off party, DCBolt Productions, presenting a 3d mapping building projection of the Festival's 10 year history upon the Lakeview Athletic Club each night of the Festival from 6:30 - 10 p.m. a traditional English Garden Oasis by Patch Landscaping. This will all be in addition to the diverse artists' booths, live music on multiple stages, the interactive children's area, wine and food booths and much more. Lakeview East Festival of the Arts asks for a $5 donation upon entrance and those who donate will be entered to win round-trip tickets to any scheduled destination serviced by Southwest Airlines. The hours are Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. An anniversary kick off party will be held Friday, Sept. 12, more details to come about the kick off event. Visit http://www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com/ for more information.

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 anniversary year it was only appropriate to go back to the beginning and ask artist the first guest artist, Nancy King Mertz, to create an image inspired by all 10 years of the festival. The image Mertz creates will be used on all promotional materials for the Festival. Mertz is an award-winning Chicago painter who has twice been named "Artist of the Year" by the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, among numerous other awards. Her work has been featured on the television shows "The Good Wife" and "Chicago Fire." She, along with her husband Ron, own and operate Art de Triumph and Artful Framer Studios in Lakeview East.

Artists in almost every medium are represented including photography, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, clay, collage, fiber, glass, sculpture, furniture and more. Unique and original artwork is for sale in all price ranges. Admission to The Festival, located on Broadway Avenue between Belmont Avenue and Hawthorne Street, is a suggested $5 donation and all who donate will be entered to win round-trip tickets to any scheduled destination serviced by Southwest Airlines. The hours are Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. An anniversary kick off party will be held Friday, Sept. 12, more details to come about the kick off event. For artist information contact EM Events at emelloy@emevents.com or call 630.536.8416. For Festival information visit http://www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com/ or call 773.348.8608.

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