It will soon be Fall in Kankakee County! What better place to celebrate than beautiful Downtown Kankakee’s Harold & Jean Miner Festival Square at the Annual Fall Art and Craft Stroll? This year’s event, sponsored by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee County, will be held Sunday, September 12th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The mission of the CAC is to coordinate, stimulate and promote the Arts in Kankakee County. Many of the area’s artists will be performing and exhibiting their talents. Entertainment will be provided at the Main Stage at the intersection of Schuyler and Merchant by local theater groups, musicians and singers, including Kankakee Valley Theatre and the Bourbonnais Has Talent Winners.
Area artists will be exhibiting original work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, ink and other media along Merchant Street, around the fountain and inside the Depot. Local arts organizations will have information about membership and upcoming events. Dozens of vendors will include wood working, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and fiber arts as well as metal work, garden art, soaps, lotions, candles, specialty food items and more. A children’s area will include art activities and games for kids. A food court and seating area will be set up in the parking lot north of the fountain featuring pulled pork, hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, shaved ice and more, including specialty drinks by Lovealatte.
Admission and parking are free and the whole family is welcome. Several downtown stores will also be open for business during the event. For more information, a complete list of vendors and the schedule for entertainment, visit the Community Arts Council’s Facebook page or www.communityartscouncil.org.