Sidewalk sale, art fest make for active weekend
Local artisan Bonnie Lecat visits art patrons at her booth at last year's Art in the Park | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times
Updated: August 13, 2012 1:22PM
NORTHBROOK — Residents will celebrate that warm home town feeling with double fun festivals this weekend.
The Downtown Northbrook Sidewalk Sale, which is filled with family activities as well as bargains, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
And the juried Fine Arts Festival with the works of 70 artists will take place at the Village Green Park 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Downtown Northbrook Sidewalk Sale, sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, will take place on Church Street and Cherry Lane near Sunset Foods and will offer discount pricing on gifts, clothes, knick-knacks, cards, books, and more. A variety of food, music and entertainment will be available. For every $25 spent, participants will receive an entry for a raffle of daily cash prizes.
And those who bring the ad for the event in the Northbrook Star will receive a free entry.
Kids can go on the “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt, visit firetrucks, have their faces painted, jump in the bouncy house and munch on Dairy Queen Ice Cream treats.
Youngsters also will enjoy watching balloon artists create their art and taking train rides Saturday.
Two-day deals include: Book Bin items outside that are 50 percent off; Do It Best Weber Grills and more on sale; Jacqueline’s of Northbrook offering 30 percent off; La De Da’s biggest sale of the year of jewelry, handbags, scarves and home decor at 70 percent or more off.
Rosin Eyecare will present select sunglasses discounted by 30 percent; Shelly’s, rock bottom pricing on closeouts; a National Ornament event; and Three Bags Full is offering patrons the chance to knit a row for the Linus Project; while Turn The Tables Ltd. is holding a vintage red bicycle raffle.
Food will be supplied by Chicken Charlie’s, Famous Kal’s, Francesca’s North, Spiro’s Deli, and
Sunset Foods will provide fish on Friday and burgers Saturday.
While shoppers browse and nibble, they’ll also listen to music by DJ’s N!ko Gerentes, Casey W. Jones, Cyrus Pooniwala and Neeral Mehta.
A local Northbrook band, The Ska-lers, also will appear at 2 p.m. Friday.
Boy Scouts will sell lemonade Saturday, and Girl Scouts, cotton candy. The Glenbrook North Band will sell Sno-Cones.
Art in the Park, a Saturday and Sunday celebration of many different kinds of fine arts, will display what artists can do with acrylics, photography, oils, wood, glass, watercolors, sculptures and jewelry at Shermer and Meadow roads.
The art show will be accompanied by live music, children’s activities, a silent art auction and food vendors, as well as free parking and admission.