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2015 Oswego Art Fair Set for Sunday

Aug 07, 2015 04:32PM ● By Steven Jack

Shaun Hays is known as the Chicago Chalk Champion. He will appear at this year's Oswego art festival and will create a 3D drawing on Main Street. (Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Chalk Champ Facebook page)

Join the Village of Oswego’s Cultural Arts Commission as they host local artists in their new interactive outdoor art fair, Art Off the Rails. 

This family friendly event takes place on Main Street in Downtown Oswego on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and all artwork is for sale.

Head downtown as Shaun Hays, the Chicago Chalk Champ, creates a one-of-a-kind- 3D artwork on Main Street. There will be free children’s art activities featured throughout the day from the Fox River Academy of Music and Art and the Oswegoland Optimist Club. 

Don’t miss the live entertainment by Real Women Bellydance (11 a.m. to noon), Hudson Crossing (1 to 3 p.m.), and students from Fox River Academy of Music (9 to 11 a.m.).  Food will also be available throughout the day from the local restaurants in downtown Oswego, as well as the Country Market.

The following is a list of artists set to appear at this year's festival. Click the artists' names for more on their work.

Jennifer Putzier

Laser Cut/Acrylic Jewelry


Angie Hibben



Matthew Crowley


Joe Hadamik  (DEMO)


Shea Lazansky


Kathy Szeszol (DEMO)

Ceramics, Watercolor

Jessica Dougherty (DEMO)


Adrienne Smith (DEMO)

Acrylic, Ceramics

Angel Phillips (DEMO)

Wood, Clay, gems & stones

Sharyl Iwanski

Ceiling Tile paintings

Mario Butterfield

Graphic Design, Illustration

Tamzin Batteson/Tim Ritchie (DEMO)

 Oil & Acrylic

Nathaniel Gonzales-Shields (DEMO)

Spray Paint, Graphite

Gayle Faber/ Studio 60 

All Mediums

Courtney Hoban


Annette Egan (DEMO)

Acrylic on paper

Lynda Wallis


Bim Willow (2 space on end)