I want to list links for shows for those who are interested in details of the Art Fairs I will be appearing in.
Dixon, Illinois' Petunia Festival includes Nuts About Art on Saturday during the long July 4th weekend. Dixon is about 1.25 hours west of Aurora, so my travel time will be about the same as a trip to the North Shore suburban shows. Activities are detailed here: http://www.petuniafestival.org/nutsaboutart
The Northbrook, Illinois Show which is held in the Children's Park near the train station in the downtown area is at: http://www.northbrookarts.org/aitp.php#gallery
Neenah, Wisconsin, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Festival is held at the museum and lakefront park. I'll be booth 37, close to North Park Avenue along Riverside Parkway. The Museum, known for its paperweight collection, will be open and will have lampworking demonstrations; there are 75 artists participating. For more information see: http://www.bergstrom-mahlermuseum.com/index.php/artsfest.html
Planning a visit to the Illinois State Fair? Be sure to visit the Artisans Building on the fairgrounds for the Professional Art Exhibition. A bead embroidered necklace of mine was juried into the exhibit.
The fair is in Springfield, Illinois from August 9 - 18, 2013. The necklace will be available for sale at the Fair for $495.