Folk Art Fest to highlight artisans

The popularity of Americana decor is alive and thriving. Martha Stewart received the American Spirit Award for her efforts to create awareness of Americana and American Folk Art. Some of the country’s newest and most provocative folk art will appear March 24-26 at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Ill., when the cream of America’s crop of dedicated artisans unveil some of their newest creations at the 24th Annual Spring Country Folk Art Festival.

“It’s artisans like this who have ‘handmade’ America into what it is today,” said Joe Ruggiero, one of America’s most trusted interior design authorities who is seen on television in 82 million households daily.

Many of these independent artisans participate in the Country Folk Art Festival, an invitational, strictly juried market considered one of America’s most respected venues for affordable Americana reproductions and contemporary art.

Hours: 6-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road, between Routes 64 (North Avenue) and 38 (Roosevelt Road), one mile west of downtown St. Charles.

Show information: Judy Marks, (630) 858-1568, or