9th Annual Barrington Art Festival Includes New Amateur Photo Contest

Village of Barrington News
May 21, 2018

THE ART:     The 9th annual Barrington Art Festival returns this Memorial Day weekend! Free and open to the public, the Barrington Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 130 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, glass, furniture, photography, jewelry, mixed media, drawing, fiber and more! Live music featuring Cirrus Falcon, kid-friendly activities, artist demonstrations, and booth chats to learn more about the artists and their work, make the award-winning Barrington Art Festival one of the country’s most popular!

THE FOOD & MUSIC:     In addition to the artwork, festival-goers will find great food from neighboring restaurants and enjoy live musical performances throughout the weekend.

FOR KIDS:   Kids are welcome to participate in a variety of fun art activities throughout the weekend including art fest bingo, spin art, coloring, and the graffiti wall. New this year is the Barrington “Hands Together” Mural Project. Kids of all ages (including adults) are invited to add their handprint to a community mural showing that Barrington is a community of unique individuals, but stronger and more unified together. Each participant will get an 8” x 8” square and their choice of paint colors to create a hand print. The handprints will become part of a 4’ x 8’ mural that will be displayed in the community. Painting can be messy, so please dress accordingly. The Barrington “Hands Together” project will take place from noon – 1 pm both Saturday and Sunday. 

FOR ALL:     Attention photographers! Consider entering Amdur Productions’ new Landmarks Photo Contest. Amateur photographers of all ages who live and/or work in Barrington are invited to submit photos of Barrington that are meaningful to them. Photos can be an object, a place, or a distinguishing part of the landscape or structure of the village. The significance can be aesthetic, historical, cultural, or personal. Photos must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of the art fest via email to landmarks@amdurproductions.com.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive gift certificates to purchase art at ArtZipper.com.

For more details visit https://tinyurl.com/ydxp4stw.

COST: FREE Admission & FREE Parking 


  • Saturday, May 26, 2018          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018            10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Downtown Barrington

Cook and Station Streets

Barrington, Illinois 60010 

METRA: Take the Union Pacific/Northwest line to Barrington station. The festival is conveniently located one block west of the Barrington station.

FOR INFO:   For more information about the Barrington Art Festival, or Amdur Productions, Inc., please call 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com. Visit them online at amdurproductions.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. 

ABOUT: For 35 years Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company, has organized and directed many of the country’s most prestigious juried art festivals. Shows produced by Amdur include many in the Chicago area, such as the Gold Coast Art Fair, the Port Clinton Art Festival, Millennium Art Festival, Artfest Michigan Avenue, the West Loop Art Fest and in Milwaukee, the Third Ward Art Festival. Many of Amdur’s events are rated in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows and Art Fair Calendar’s Best Art Fairs. For more information, please visit www.amdurproductions.com, call 847-926-4300 or emailinfo@amdurproductions.com.

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