Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kane County Fall Show Just Around the Corner

Fall is definitely in the air, and we’re gearing up for our 27th annual Country Folk Art Festival on September 25, 26, & 27 at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois. We thought it a good time to bring you up to date on some of the new & returning talented artisans and craftsmen who will be joining us this fall.

Mt. Prospect artisan Robin Thompson will be offering her exquisitely crafted museum-quality miniature dolls and painted furniture; Michigan folk artist George Thomas will present an incredible display of African-American folk art; Pennsylvania artisans Jeff & Cathy Graybill will offer an amazing selection of painted furniture, tavern signs and painted toleware; Brent & Christa Baribeau from Reading, Michigan are bringing their wonderful wood carvings, folk art, & paintings; Terry Graber with papier mache & paintings; Dan Sigler’s birdhouses; Judy Senk’s teddy bears; Cheryl Decker’s whimsical gourd dolls; Michele MacGill & Nancy Whitmore with papier mache & paintings on wood; plus more to come!

Returning to the show is Kristy Mueller with her zany & fun folk art surprises. Also back for the fall show is Deane Green of Mineral Point, Wisconsin with her wonderful Christmas feather trees and outstanding painted chalkware!

Don’t forget our great homemade food & refreshments by Gene and Joe Heriaud, who offer a vast array of delicious hot and cold foods for lunch or dinner. Yum!

We’ll close for now with a recent comment from one of our long-time customers. “I’ve enjoyed attending your shows for years and I continue to be amazed at the consistent quality & incredible selection of hand-crafted furniture & decorative accessories.”

Watch for more “Blogs” to come with additional information on the participating artisans & craftsmen as well as details on special lectures & events at the show. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Lee & Judy Marks