See you at the Faire!

By Travis on June 22, 2009


2009 MAF

Make plans to attend the 6th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire is June 26, 27 & 28 in Quincy’s Washington Park. Hours are Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. For more information about the Faire, download a pdf of the 2009 Midsummer Arts Faire program at or pick one up in the lobby of the Oakley Lindsay Center.

2009 Midsummer Arts Faire participating artists hail from the tri-state area, Kansas, Ohio and Kentucky. The artists represent a variety of media including glass, photography, painting, wood, jewelry, clay, drawing, fiber, mixed media and enamels. Artists are in their booths throughout the faire to talk to public about their work. Some artists offer demonstrations. View the 2009 participating artists at

Complementing the fine art sale will be high-quality entertainment, the “Taste of Quincy” food court and children’s art activities.

Friday night’s entertainment is provided by the popular Blues in the District concert series and features the band, Smokin Joe Kubek out of Dallas, TX. Saturday and Sunday will feature among others the Rag Tag Irish Players (Celtic music), Nauvoo Brass Band, The Quincy Dance Theater, Ned Behrensmeyer (piano) and The Music Company (jazz trio). This year’s entertainment sponsor is WQUB Radio.

The Taste of Quincy Food Court will feature Historic Quincy Business District favorites, The Butcher Block, My Koog, Pop’s Pizza and The Olive. Madonna House will serve lemon and strawberry shake-ups and dessert. The Food Court will be open during all faire hours including during Friday night’s Blues concert.

The youngest members of the family can take part in FREE Children’s Hands-on Art Activities throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. They may also shop in the Young Collectors Gallery. YCG is for children ages 4-14 and no parents are allowed. Participating and local artists donate their work to the gallery and for $10 or less each child may purchase a real piece of original art. It’s a great opportunity for children to develop their own taste in art and a portion of the proceeds support art programs in local schools.

The Midsummer Arts Faire is made possible through the generosity of area businesses, organizations, and individuals, including a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. It is also funded in part by the Marion Gardner Jackson Trust through the Quincy Society of Fine Arts. For more information about the 6th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire and to view a complete list of exhibitors, entertainers, food vendors, and children’s activities, visit our website at



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