4th annual Art on the Lawn

4th annual Art on the Lawn


More than 75 artists are scheduled to display a variety of art at the fourth annual Art on the Lawn, Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and sponsored by Larson and Darby, Inc., Ringland Johnson, SBC, SwedishAmerican Hospital, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Beef-A-Roo and Klaas Financial, the juried event will be held on the front lawn of the college at 1601 Parkview Ave.

Art on the Lawn is a show and sale of fine art in various media. A jury has met and selected participating artists through a review of slides or photographs of works submitted.

Each year, the show has grown in artist participation and in attendance. This year’s record 75-plus artists will display art in the media of painting, drawing, etching, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, exotic woods, jewelry, furniture, found art, stained glass, fiber, garden art and photography. Well-known local artists include Shawn and Jim Barbagallo, Barbara Berney, Jeanne Coe, Sandi Uram, Perry Pitney and Norm Knott.

The musical entertainment of Swing Productions will be on hand, and food and beverages will be for sale, including brats, Italian beef, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, soft drinks and coffee. Admission is $2, with children under 5 admitted free. Free parking is available.

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