Fall Art & Craft Stroll this Sunday

September 6, 2018

The Fall Art & Craft Stroll will be held in downtown Kankakee from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

This free event, presented by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee County, will showcase more than 80 local artists who will exhibit and sell different varieties of work. The stroll runs from inside the historic Depot, around the fountain circle, one block east on Merchant Street, south on Schuyler Avenue, with additional vendors in the Kankakee Farmers’ Market lot.

Handmade arts and crafts will include art work, such as paintings, drawings, anime, photography and photographic items, stained glass, pottery, ceramics, painted porcelain and glass, wood carvings, metal work, custom jewelry, crocheted items, garden art, needlework, soaps, lotions, repurposed furniture and more.

Merchant Street between Schuyler and The Depot will include the kids’ zone offering free art-related children’s activities, chalk art, games, balloon art and magic. The Search, Rescue & Apprehend Bradley Police and Aroma Park Police K-9 Unit will be onsite in the farmers market lot from 11 a.m. to noon and the Kankakee Fire Department and the Fire Safety House from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Friends of the Kankakee Public Library will hold their used book sale on the front porch of The Depot. Local theatre groups will showcase their talents and offer information on upcoming theatrical events.

The farmers market lot will be filled with things to see and do, including Paradox Emporium’s Escape Room. See live demonstrations of chainsaw carving, blacksmithing, spinning and electric wood burning design.

Food trucks will be set up in the parking lot north of The Depot offering a variety of sandwiches, including sausage, brats, burgers and hot dogs, pulled chicken and pork, plus specialty salads, popcorn, taffy apples and other treats.

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