Boasting a rich history and wealth of gifted artists, along with status as one of the Southland’s most valued annual treasures, the Park Forest Art Fair, sponsored by the Tall Grass Arts Association (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 over the Midwest including Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. The artist traveling the greatest distance is stone sculptor Gedion Nyanhongo from Phoenix, Ariz. This year TGAA is pleased to introduce eight 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.