The following information was submitted by Tracy Gossage, readers services assistant at the Des Plaines Public Library.
Did you know October is National Arts and Humanities month? Des Plaines Public Library is celebrating by hosting a three-day event dubbed Des Arts. Des Arts is presented by the Des Plaines Art Council in order to showcase local talent and appreciate art in its many different forms.
The event is free to the public and will kick off at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, with a reception. Des Arts will be open to everyone on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.
You can participate in a variety of ways. There will be a Visual Arts Competition to vote on featuring entries from Des Plaines residents.
On Saturday afternoon you can help paint a mural on the outside of the library windows with the assistance of Des Plaines artist Rhonda Popko.
The weekend will include artists, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors and more.
Whether you consider yourself an artist or feel more comfortable being an observer, there will be plenty of ways to celebrate the creative spirit.
For more details on the weekend’s events, check out the Des Arts website.