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Schaumburg, IL (May 16, 2018) – Art, music, food, and more combine to please all the senses at Schaumburg’s Prairie Arts Festival Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm both days.
The festival, now in its 31st year, offers a relaxed outdoor setting on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, where families can enjoy original works by 130 artists while enjoying live music on stages placed throughout the grounds. Visitors can view and purchase art in a variety of media including digital, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, graphics, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting (including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel), paper, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking all crafted by the artist. The juried show will award cash prizes to artists winning Best of Show, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place, along with eight Merit Awards.
Families with children can also stop by the arts and crafts activity tent sponsored by the Schaumburg Park District.
A palette of tastes will be provided by food trucks serving up sandwiches, pizza, rice bowls, tacos, cupcakes, ice cream, hot pretzels, beverages, and a variety of other menu options.
How about an art show within an art show? The Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show, featuring works painted in the last month depicting Schaumburg landscapes and landmarks, can be seen over the weekend in the Herb Aigner Gallery in the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts (located on the grounds).
Festival admission and parking are free. The festival is held rain or shine.
More information is available at 847-895-3600 or by visiting
The Prairie Arts Festival is sponsored by the Village of Schaumburg.
For downloadable high-resolution photos of the Prairie Arts Festival, visit
Media Contact:
Rob Pileckis
Interim Assistant Director
(847) 923-3607

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