Summer 2017 has offered an impressive array of art festivals around the world. Although several of 2017’s best art festivals have come and gone, two promising festivals have yet to take place. One of these art festivals will pop up near Chicago, and the other in New York City. Read on to discover the details of two art festivals happening in August 2017 that you won’t want to miss.
2 Art Festivals You Can’t Miss in August 2017
The 14th Annual “Art at the Glen” art festival (August 5-6, Chicago)
Have you ever visited Chicago? If not, you must. The city is alive with art everyone should see in his or her lifetime. Plan your visit for the first week of August, because that’s when Art at the Glen is taking place. Admur Productions wrote, “Rated as one of the top 30 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine, Art at the Glen will line the streets showcasing the work of 185-juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, including paintings, photography, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. In addition to supporting the arts and viewing incredible artwork available for purchase, festival guests will be able to have one-on-one conversations with artists through booth chats. Kids can enjoy a special area designated just for them with interactive games and activities, including art scavenger hunts throughout the weekend.” The art festival is planned for 10am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This video will tell you everything you need to know about this must-attend art festival near Chicago.
Shakespeare in the Park (through August 13th, New York City)
One of the most iconic art festivals in the world is Shakespeare in the Park, created by Joseph Papp in 1962. The best thing about this festival is that it offers excellent productions of Shakespeare’s plays featuring some of the biggest names in show business. “Past casts have included including Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Al Pacino, Blythe Danner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, George C. Scott and Denzel Washington,” stated The Complete Guide to Shakespeare in the Park in NYC. Julius Caesar ended on June 18th, but A Midsummer Night’s Dream is playing through August 13th, and will be directed by Lear deBessonet. Find out how to get your tickets here (they are free).
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