Experience the arts like never before at the world's largest adventure park! Immerse yourself into art and nature, in our outdoor festival of art. The Forge Art Fest is on Saturday, August 26th from 10am-4pm. Admission is only $5 and will grant you all day access to so many artsy festivities, including:
More details on featured performances, workshops and artists to be announced!
Enjoy live performances and art exhibits from some of our amazing community organizations. Every half hour, different local artists will take over The Mount stage to showcase their talents and unique works of art!
Salsa Dance Lessons (11:00 AM)
"Dance Thru The Decades" (1:00 PM)
Both brought to you by Brenda Perez.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at impromptu acting? Learn the real meaning behind "acting is reacting" from Jonathan Keaton.
Jonathan is a Chicago native and alum of the Second City National Touring Company and has performed with other organizations including MPAACT, I.O. Chicago, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, The Chicago Dramatist & C.I.C. Theater’s foundation group Pimprov (one of the longest running improv shows in Chicago). He won the BTA “Harry Belafonte Award” for Best Performance in an Ensemble during his time with MPAACT. In 2015, a dream moment arrived with a chance to work with the award winning directing legend, Mick Napier, in a starring role in the “Power of Prom” at the Annoyance Theater – which received an honorable mention in the Chicago Tribune.
He has also been very fortunate to have kept busy with film & television roles in “Chicago Code”, “Chicago Fire”, “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue” & “My Name is Jerry” and has been featured in national television commercials for Xfinity, KFC & Rotel. Voiceover experience includes radio ads for AT&T, McDonald’s, American Family Insurance & Coors Light to name a few.
Unleash your inner artist! Learn how to express your artistic vision.
Make music out of trash cans, buckets, and whatever you have around you! This workshop demonstrates that anyone and everyone can make music from what they have available.
Calvin Chao currently serves as the percussion caption head at Lemont High School. In addition to marching percussion instruction, he also teaches percussion lessons at LHS. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education at Northern Illinois University in 2022. In 2019, Calvin was a performer in the Himmelfarb Project, a collaboration with artist John Himmelfarb, which involved original percussion performances on Himmelfarb’s truck sculpture.
Take some art home with you! Support your local creators and add new creative energy to your home with new works of art.
Interested in being a vendor? We're looking for local craftspeople, photographers, ceramicists, calligraphers, painters, and any other artists!
Apply here today!