Editor's note: This information was provided by the Montgomery Arts Alliance.
The Montgomery Arts Alliance is sponsoring a hands-on art booth during Montgomery Fest.
At the booth, fest attendees can draw on an 11 x 14 poster board with colored markers. The drawings will be assembled into a montage of community artwork that will be displayed in the youth department at the Montgomery campus of the Oswego Library following the fest.
“It’s a way to get people connected to their inner artist,” said organizer Marion Bond. “If you can draw a line, or a shape, then you have the ability to do this. It will be fun for everyone regardless of age or ability.”
Montgomery Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Montgomery Park.
Along with the drawing activity, the booth will have information on the Montgomery Arts Alliance purpose, research that explains the connection between art and academic success, and short surveys for folks to indicate their interests in various types of art.
“The survey is designed to give us an idea for what kinds of art classes the Montgomery Arts Alliance might sponsor in the future,” said Bond.
On each day of the fest those who fill out the survey will be able to enter a drawing for a raffle basket filled with beginner art supplies and a small ceramic piece made by local artisan Cindy Wilkins of What A Crock Pottery.
All drawing materials used at the booth have been donated, so there is no cost to participants.
“We’ve been blessed by generous donations from Walmart, Young Rembrandts of Will and Kendall Counties, the Fox Valley Park District and the volunteers of the Montgomery Arts Alliance so that we can fulfill our goal of providing a no-cost art experience for the people of Montgomery,” said Bond.
The booth will be open from 9 to 4 each day of the fest and everyone is encouraged to participate.
For more information about the Montgomery Arts Alliance or to volunteer at the booth, call Marion Bond at 630-440-1008 or send an e-mail to