Libertyville Provides Backdrop for the Arts
Zawislak, Mick, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer
Cook Park in the heart of downtown Libertyville resembles a Norman Rockwell painting at this time of year, as visitors stroll, chat or simply reflect surrounded by the lush plantings of summer.
For the third year running, Cook Park will be the setting for the David Adler Cultural Center's traditional Festival of the Arts.
The gala has been held for about 45 years during the first weekend in August.
On Saturday and Sunday, about 90 artists from around the country will display their wares. Live music and workshops for kids are also on tap for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
"It's a real nice area. When you have 90-plus artists set up, there's a lot to see and look at," said Troy Anderson, program director.
The free event is an attempt by the organization, named after the famous Libertyville architect, to gain exposure for the arts.
"Basically, (it's) to bring the arts into the community a little bit," Anderson explained. …