Art on the Square in Belleville, Illinois

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Art on the Square in Belleville, Illinois

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It's the last day of the Art on the Square this afternoon capping the show's 10th year anniversary. It's the culmination of a much anticipated event that brings talented local and out-of-state artists, and commerce, for three days to the city of Belleville, Illinois.

This juried exhibit and sale of fine art was ranked first in three of the last four years among other major art fairs based on sales figures. Hundreds of thousands have attended this event since its opening, and from 850 - 1,000 exhibitors apply, but only 100 participants are invited.

Last Friday's attendance was very good, but the rains yesterday and cooler temperatures kept the crowds away. Today was no different unfortunately, with more rain, wind, and a temperature in the 50s. Alas, the crowd was thin, though a few still braved the elements anyway.

Art on the Square

Just a couple of hours before closing, in spite of the wind, drizzle, and cold this unsinkable go-getter left the comforts of her home in O'Fallon, Illinois grabbed her two little cameras, raingear, and umbrella to catch a few snap shots:

Art on the Square

Best of the Show 2011
Artist - John Costin, Etching - Tampa, Florida

Art on the Square

Artist: Sam Stang, Glass - Augusta, Missouri

Art on the Square

(Artist Unknown: The Dolomites, Italy)

Art on the Square

Artist: Kevin Trobaugh, Metal - O'Fallon, Illinois

The Fountain (the Square) behind this moving sculpture should have been full of people. It's 35 minutes 'til closing, so wet, cold, and windblown, it was time to say so long... until next year.

  Call Yolanda Hoversten for real estate in Belleville, Illinois & local events announcements, 618-407-9195.

 

05-15-2011

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Carl Winters
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Good Morning Yolanda (Yoli): Another one of your wonderful blogs here on the 31 Day Challenge at Active Rain. Thank you for going out in bad weather and for taking some great pics to share with us. This again is a very good blog about happenings in your local area. We know now that mother nature, good or bad weather, won't stop Yoli from doing her job. Yes, this is part of your job here on AR and that is to share with us what a wonderful area of the country you live in; otherwise we would never know.

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May 16, 2011 02:08 AM #1
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John McCarthy
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Hi Yolanda,

I admire your dedication in the foul weather. I wonder if I'm as tough. On Saturday it was fifty degrees and after visiting a botanical garden briefly, we went for ice cream. Only a New Englander...

May 16, 2011 05:31 AM #2
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and evening to you Yolanda

Yolanda,
each of those sure are mighty fine art work. I'm sure the folks that attended had a mighty fine time.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 16, 2011 04:05 PM #3
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Hi, C&C! Thank you for your kind words. I find that I like doing localism posts better since I get to showcase what is nice about my area and what is interesting to me, in this case, art. I love real estate too, but it's a nice diversion. I appreciate you dropping by and checking up on my daily progress! :)

May 17, 2011 06:03 PM #4
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Hi, John. I almost didn't go since it was so wet & chilly.  Now if there's coffee with the ice cream, then it's my thing, too. lol

May 17, 2011 06:05 PM #5
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Good evening, Dale. The attendees had their chance to talk to the artists personally. The exhibit itself was excellent.

May 17, 2011 06:09 PM #6
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Yolanda,  you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 

                                         Travellers in the Rain!

 

 

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