Freeport Arts Center offers bus trip to Art Chicago

Highlights include Art Chicago, International Antiques Fair April 28

FREEPORT—World class art and antiques are on the agenda for the next Freeport Arts Center (FAC) bus trip. For the first time, Art Chicago and the International Antiques Fair are being combined in one extraordinary event at the Merchandise Mart Saturday, April 28.

“This is an amazing opportunity to view contemporary art and antiques ranging from jewelry to furniture from more than 200 of the finest dealers from all over the U.S. and Europe!” said Carolyn McGath, bus trip coordinator and FAC Board member.

More than 125 galleries, representing every major art center in the world, will exhibit a variety of media, disciplines and concepts at Art Chicago.

At the Antiques Fair shop for the unique, the unusual and the fascinating, from a range of categories, periods and locales, displayed by 115 of the world’s top dealers, including several from the famous Paris Flea Market.

If that isn’t enough, you will have the chance to visit additional exhibits, including one by the Intuit Gallery of intuitive and outsider art, the Bridge Art Fair featuring emerging artists and The Artists Project, where invited independent artists will show a variety of work.

Departure from the FAC will be at 7:45 a.m. with return between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Fees for members are $50; for non-members $60. Included is admission to all the above exhibits. Lunch is on your own. Send $25 deposit to FAC with final payment, due Saturday, April 14.

FAC is at 121 N. Harlem Ave., and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; and noon-5 p.m., Saturday. Tours may be scheduled by calling 815-235-9755 or e-mailing For more information, visit

from the April 4-10, 2007, issue

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