Start Date: August 15, 2009 - End Date: August 19, 2009
Location: Bishop Hill, IL, at the Prairie Arts Center in the 1857 Blacksmith Shop
Child Price: free
Adult Price: free
This is a chance for the public to see a variety of potters of all skill-levels demonstrate and interact with visitors. Learn the art of spinning, weaving, and other fiber arts. Visit vendors as they sell their wares in the backyard of the historic Blacksmith Shop. Music will also be provided by The Curtis Hawkins Band. This is a free event.
Buy a bowl of soup at the chuck wagon dinner at the Colony School and keep a hand-made bowl. Soup will be served at 5 p.m. with corn bread provided by the Bishop Hill Colony Bakery, a cookie and drinks. Meal tickets will be available in the Prairie Arts Center throughout the day. Be sure to reserve your tickets early.
Bring the family. Proceeds from the Clay and Fiber Festival will help fund the Bishop Hill Heritage Association to maintain historic buildings.
Also, visit a free premier art exhibit and art contest in the VagnHall Galleri located on the second floor of the Blacksmith Shop.
For more information call Jeff Goard at the Prairie Arts Center at
You can also e-mail Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to sign up to be a demonstrator. Visit Bishop Hill online at www.bishophillartscouncil.com