Port Clinton Art Festival
The 37th Annual Port Clinton Art Festival, produced by Highland Park-based company Amdur Productions, returns to downtown Highland Park, Illinois, on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, 2021. The outdoor art festival is rated as one of the top shows by Art Fair Calendar.
More than 240 of the country’s most celebrated artists will showcase painting, jewelry, sculpture, photographs, fashion wearables, furniture and more.
“Our first, modest gathering of artists in 1983 has evolved into the largest suburban art festival in Illinois. This annual event is the perfect mix of talented artists, both young and old, in a lovely location convenient to savvy art enthusiasts and their families,” said festival producer Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions.
The downtown streets are closed to traffic during the festival, so attendees can appreciate the city’s architecture and landscaping by foot in a relaxed fashion. Festival-goers with strollers and wheelchairs can enjoy an accessible festival with easy access to all booths.
Throughout the weekend, thousands of art enthusiasts will enjoy the opportunity to purchase unique works of art by master artists from across the country. There are also art activities for kids like face painting, interactive art demos, and even a Youth Art Division. Alongside established artists, the Youth Art Division celebrates the talents of artists ages 18 and under, offering them the opportunity to participate, exhibit, and experience behind-the-scenes of an art festival.
In addition to the artwork, festival-goers can enjoy delicious food and beverages from neighborhood establishments. Continuous live musical performances are scheduled throughout the weekend on two live music stages.
- Amy Amdur