What: One hundred artists from around the country displaying and selling their art, along with hands-on children’s activities, a food court and continuous entertainment.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Moody Park, Fairview Heights
Parking: Free in the area at Ruby Lane and Long Acre Drive adjacent to the art festival in Moody Park.
Information: www.midwestsalute.com and on Facebook
SUNDAY: 10:45 a.m -noon Lisa Jones; noon- 3 p.m. Well Hungarians; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mark Biehl Group
Children’s Interactive Creation Station
Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kids can create a project and take the art home, or join the group working on the Salute Chalk Walk. Here is the entertainment schedule for kids.
SUNDAY: 11 a.m - noon Bubble Bus; 11 a.m to 4 p.m. illustrator Randall Spriggs; 1-2 p.m. Juggler; 2-3 p.m. Metro Dance Company
Each of the 100 professional artists have donated two pieces to the gallery. Children ages 3-11 enter the gallery and choose a piece of art, free from parental influence. After the child has selected a piece, he is encouraged to visit the artist who created the piece to find out how it was created. The cost to enter the gallery is $5.
Feast in the Park food vendors are: Chili’s Bar & Grill (chicken or pork tacos, chips and salsa), Cold Stone Creamery (ice cream bars and cups, root beer floats, chocolate-dipped cheesecake), D&T Ol Fashion (kettle corn, snow cones, pretzels), Fairview Heights Rotary (alcoholic beverages), Fairview Heights Kiwanis Club (frozen rainbow pops and ice cream treats in children’s area), Holy Trinity School (water and soda), Jude’s Catering (Italian pork philly sandwich, grilled veggie sandwich, philly pork nachos, summer fruit salad), Knights of Columbus Fairview Heights (hot dogs, brats, sloppy joes), Pasta Fare (Italian chicken pasta bowl, Greek pasta salad, chicken kabobs, lemon cookies), Penn Station (build-your-own 6-inch subs, chips, cookies, lemonade). For the first time, the food vendors will be integrated into the Artist Gallery.
New exhibit: Art work by adults with intellectual disabilities from Trinity Services’ Adult Learning Program. Amateur artists have created designs on plywood and heavy-duty foam board. While they cannot sell the work at the show, the pieces are for sale.