Art Fair on the Square Opens Sept. 4

Jacqui Blatchford of Lake Forest stands in her both at last year’s show. Photo courtesy of Rob Kuehnle.

LAKE FOREST — Artists from New York to California and others with distinct North Shore ties will offer their creations at Lake Forest’s annual celebration of art over the Labor Day weekend.

Featuring 180 artists spanning 15 media, the 62nd annual Art Fair on the Square will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 4 and 5 on Market Square in downtown Lake Forest sponsored by the Deer Path Art League.

Among those bringing the local flavor this year are three teachers from the art league. They are Lars-Birger Sponberg of Deerfield, who was last year’s award winner in the oil painting category, Jaccqui Blatchford of Lake Forest, and Doris Volpe of Lake Forest, according to Jillian Chapman, the league’s creative director.

Chapman said Sponberg, who is 97, is a longtime teacher

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