39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park | Libertyville Area Moms

David Adler Music & Arts Center, GLMV Chamber present

39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park



The David Adler Music and Arts Center and GLMV Chamber present the 39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park, Libertyville the weekend of August 3 and 4.


“We want to welcome the whole family to the Festival of the Arts. Everyone can paint our community mural. Mom and Dad can enjoy beer and wine with music and food vendors for all,” says Elise Steffe, the Adler Center’s Development Director. “Grab your friends, enjoy the art, music, and beer garden and support your local community art center.”


Located in historic downtown Libertyville, the two-day Festival of the Arts hosts up to 75 booths of fine and decorative art by local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists and artisans.  The festival also features a family activity stage and two days of live music.



“This year, we’re excited to expand the festival with two days of musical entertainment and many great local food vendors,” says Heather Williamson, Adler Center Program Director.  “Our family activity area will feature interactive activities and demonstrations for all ages—we’re also still looking for Festival volunteers.”


The family activity area will feature a drum circle, yoga and fitness demonstrations by Heather’s Gym, L-Theory Collective Dance Ensemble, Kirk Players, McNulty Irish Dancers, and Ultimate Ninjas.





The new, expanded Festival of the Arts will also feature a new interactive community mural project.  The community mural is presented by the Adler Center and the Libertyville Arts Commission:


“Children and adults are also invited to paint a portion of a new community mural with really vibrant colors provided by Rust-Oleum,” explains Beth McKenna, Adler Exhibitions Coordinator.  “Once it’s finished, the mural will be installed at the Adler Center.”


The festival’s Main Stage will feature music by the Highland Park Pops, Tank and the Beez, Mosaic, Dogs at Large, and Sneezy on Saturday night. School of Rock, Moon Money, and Blue Buddha Jazz Band will take the stage on Sunday.


New food vendors include:  Pizzeria DeVille, Dos Amigos, Kool Kat Ice Cream, Hansa Coffee, Mickey Finn’s Brewery, and Main Street Social.


Visit the Festival of the Arts on August 3 & 4, Saturday, 10am – 9pm and Sunday, 10am – 5pm.  Admission is free, and street and garage parking is available. 


For more details, or to volunteer, visit www.adlercenter.org/festival-of-the-arts-2019


About the David Adler Music and Arts Center: For 100 years, the David Adler Estate has been a home for the arts in Libertyville.  The David Adler Music and Arts Center celebrates Adler’s legacy by offering music and art classes, scholarships, free art exhibits, and community-wide events like Fine Arts Month and the Annual Festival of the Arts held every August in Cook Park.  The David Adler Music and Arts Center is dedicated to making music and the arts an integral part of everyday life in the North Shore community.  Its year-round activities are designed to foster engagement and achievement in the arts for the people of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The David Adler Music and Arts Center is located at 1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.



*This post was sponsored by David Adler Music & Arts Center




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