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Art in Nature

  • Date: 09/10/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Introduction: Forty artists will display their painting skills at the 8th annual “Art in Nature” celebration on September 10, at Crabtree Nature Center

Forty artists will display their painting skills at the 8th annual “Art in Nature” celebration on September 10, at Crabtree Nature Center.

They will create artworks of the forests, wetlands and prairies that comprise the 1,000 acre forest preserve during their 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. stint.

More than 3,000 spectators have attended in past year’s exhibition. After watching the artists at work, visitors were encouraged to vote for the best paintings. There will be ribbons and monetary awards for the best artworks again this year, some decided by visitors and others selected by fellow artists.

Most of the artists reside in Illinois and Wisconsin and are members of plein air and other art organizations. Many are full-time professionals and perennial art show award winners.  

Artists will have framed artwork depicting local nature exhibited and for sale throughout the event.  Several of the paintings produced on site will later be offered for sale during the award ceremony.

The Sunday exposition will be embellished by music, craft and painting activities. Visitors can also visit a large display of the artists’ past work.

Art in Nature provides free art classes and other activities throughout the year.  Visit our exhibit building to see framed local nature artwork on display and for sale all year long.

For more information, visit www.fostermoments.com.