Art in the Wilds celebrates creativity

In its 12th year, Art in the Wilds is a juried fine arts show in scenic Evergreen Park in Kane.

The event, set for Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, will feature 40 artists.  This year’s festival will feature new exhibitors and many returning artists, offering visitors a chance to view and purchase paintings, drawings, photography, metal sculpture, glass, fiber, wood and mixed media sculptures.

There is no admission fee for the event, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Each artists’ work was reviewed by jurors and selected for the quality fine art and fine craft, especially work that highlights the best of our region.  The committee and jurors work to provide a balanced show with a variety of media.

The artists for the 2018 show include: Jose Farinango, Donna Little, Megan Whitten, Deborah Moyer, Peggy Houser, Denise Mosco and Mary Lou McMullen, Leslie Halaby-Moore, Gerina Faison,
Ellen Paquette, Dawn Johnson, Denise Drummond, Jack Paluh, Al Dornish, Chandler Beatty, Lisa Arkus, Curt Weinhold, John Kamerer, Mike Weishan, Rocky Holland, Kevin Schoonover,
Lawrence Downey, Jack Northrop, Gregg Kristophel, Richard Horner, Robert Vrbonic, David Zaborowski, Roland and Geno Boni, Lana Heckendorn, Caelin McDaniel, Stacie Johnson Leske,
Anthony Arkus, Mark English, Kathleen Schnell, Karen Fitzpatrick, Dan Sullivan, Connie Blair, Pamela Bartl, Debbie Penley, Diane Castle-Babcock and Wendy Mosbacher.

In addition to art, visitors can enjoy a student art exhibition from local area high schools.  There also will be art demonstrations throughout the event.

Art in the Wilds’ mission is to expand the role of the arts in rural communities, to promote economic development and to provide a platform for artists to display their work.

Snacks and lunch will be made available by several food vendors.

The Borough of Kane prohibits smoking, alcohol, and dogs (with the exception of service dogs) in the park.  Free parking is available nearby.  Handicapped parking is available at the point of the
park on Birch Street.

For more information about Art in the Wilds and to see examples of the artists’ works, people may go online to