Guild promotes art through 51st fair
Dana Fochs of Highwood talks with artist Richard Zeid of Evansotn Saturday after purchasing a piece at the Skokie Art Guild's annual art fair in Village Green. | Joel Lerner~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 20, 2012 11:16AM
SKOKIE — The Skokie Art Guild this weekend began its sixth decade of holding an annual art fair.
In other words, this was the 51st annual Skokie Art Guild art fair held in Village Green between Village Hall and the Skokie Public Library.
That’s why it’s not hyperbole when the guild claims this event is “one of the most established, high-quality art fairs held on the North Shore.”
Once again, the fair attracted artists from many parts of the country displaying diverse work including two-dimensional paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass and much more. The art fair included live music, face-painting and ice cream.
The Skokie Art Guild is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1961. It is composed of about 100 artists, art lovers and patrons of the arts.
From its inception, the purpose of the Skokie Art Guild has been to promote the advancement and appreciation of the fine arts throughout Skokie and surrounding communities. This has been done through education in the form of demonstrations or lectures. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of March, April, May, June and September at the Skokie Public Library.
The guild also holds two annual members’ art shows: a spring show at Skokie’s Emily Oaks Nature Center and a fall show at the Skokie Public Library.