Boasting a loaded history and prosperity of gifted artists, along with standing as a single of the Southland’s most valued once-a-year treasures, the Park Forest Artwork Fair, sponsored by the Tall Grass Arts Affiliation (TGAA), celebrates its 66th year on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Park Forest on the Village Green.
The artists hail from all more than the Midwest together with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. The artist traveling the biggest distance is stone sculptor Gedion Nyanhongo from Phoenix, Ariz. This year TGAA is delighted to introduce 8 new artists: Cecile Derel, a glass artist from Chicago Donald Hyson, a woodworker from Winnebago Lia Jackson, a painter from Chicago Heights Maine Lee, a metal sculptor from Park Forest Lauren Rapinchuk, a photographer from Oak Park Penny Shnay, a photographer from Park Forest Ken Swanson, a printmaker from Racine, Wisc. and Taryn Takacs, a photographer from Highland, Ind.