Tall Grass Arts Association Prepares for 54th Annual Park Forest Art Fair

Tall Grass Art Fair

The Park Forest Art Fair is right around the corner. (GRAPHIC SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Tall Grass Arts Association is busy preparing for the 54th Annual Park Forest Art Fair, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The weekend events will be held in DownTown Park Forest.

There will be live musical performances on Saturday by Patchouli, and on Sunday by Kev Wright and Brent Moats of the Righteous Hillbillies. The DownTown is located at the north east corner of Indianwood Boulevard and Orchard Drive, across from St. Irenaeus Church.

Admission is free.

The Park Forest Art Fair is a family event and, the second oldest juried art fair in the Chicago area. Each year the fair is produced by a group of volunteers dedicated to sustaining the arts in Chicago’s south suburbs. New artists are juried in each year. They and other artists from across the Midwest and as far away as Canada assemble their work on the beautiful Village Green of DownTown Park Forest. Paintings, photographs, ceramics, glass, wood carvings, sculptures, and more will be available for purchase. The fair includes live music, food vendors, and children’s art activities.

On Saturday come hear the sole soothing sounds of Patchouli. Uplifting and inspirational, a rhythmic style of folk music that is truly it’s own. Sunday’s talent will be, Kev Wright & Brent Moats of the Righteous Hillbillies. Listen to these ‘Gentleman Hillbillies’ as they unplug their own mixture of Southern rock and blues. Stomping in the aisles is optional.

On exhibit now at Tall Grass Arts Association through the dates of the fair is ‘With These Hands: Sculpture 2009.’

For more information on the fair, the Tall Grass Art Gallery, or The Tall Grass Arts Association, please call 708-748-3377, or visit our website

We appreciate our sponsors for the Park Forest Art Fair:

  • The Village of Park Forest
  • The SouthtownStar
  • eNews Park Forest
  • Additional support from Rich Township,
  • The Illinois Arts Council,
  • American Bagel,
  • Gertrude Gold,
  • Janet Muchnik,
  • and several good friends.