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Chicago Art Festival

The Forge Art Walk

Arts In Motion Experience

August 20th, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Experience the arts like never before at the world's largest adventure park! This event is FREE and will grant you access to the day's festivities, including:

  • Live music from musicians and choirs
  • Live performances from theatre groups, painters, dance groups, and more
  • An interactive "Arts in Motion" path
  • Fine arts displays
  • Classes and workshops
  • And more!
Lemont Quarries, 1001 Main Street Lemont, IL, 60439


Sat, August 20th, 2022, 10:00am

FREE Programs & Vendors!

With your FREE admission to The Forge Art Walk, enjoy live performances and art exhibits from some of our amazing partner organizations including:

  • Edge Music Academy
  • Momentum Dance
  • Firefly Theatre
  • Lemont High School Art Department
  • LOVV The Dance Studio
  • St. Francis High School Rock Band
  • Lemont Public Library
  • Road Show Capellas
  • The Chicago Girl Screenprints
  • Metal Works
  • Katy Higgins
  • Rebe Banasiak Art
  • Grace Chialdiaks
  • Celia Jane

Workshops & Classes



Songwriting Workshop

  • Hosted by Members of  Chicago Indie Band  EACH DAY
  • Each Day will lead a songwriting workshop for ages. Known for their creativity ,heartful storytelling and soulful sounds that speak to the current “environment” of today’s youth, Each Day will help you tell your story, find a voice and expand your musicality–be a complete beginner or seasoned veteran, you can always learn something from storytelling! Check out their website for more information at
  • Suitable for Ages 12-Adult  


Dance Thru The Ages

  • Dance Workshop with Brenda Perez, Founder of Conscience Choreo Co
  • Fun for all ages! Learn dance moves popular through the ages so you can be AWESOME at your next party, wedding, prom or just your living room! Dances from the 60’s, 80’s and current Tic Tock sensations! Brenda teaches with kindness, fun, creativity and AMAZING amounts of  energy!!! Check out Brenda’s website for more information at
  • Suitable for All Ages


Improv Mania!

  • Improv Workshop with  Jonathan Keaton
  • Experience Improv from one of Chicago’s BEST Improv artists and actors! 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). Check out Jonathan’s website for more information at
  • Workshop #1 Suitable for ages 7-16 12:30-1:30pm
  • Workshop #2 Suitable for  ages 5-Adult (Fun for Families!!)    1:45-2:45pm 


Art Therapy Workshop

  • Center For Creative Arts Therapy
  • Experience how the ARTS are used to heal, inspire and help you focus and know more about yourself. Activities and exercises geared to give you insight into Art Therapy. Check out more information about Center For Creative Arts Therapy at
  • Suitable for ages  


Show Choir Workshop     

  • Naperville’s Premier Show Choir ROAD SHOW!
  • Come and check out what SHOW CHOIR is all about with Road Show Inc! Road Show’s Capellas and Dynamites will lead this fun choreography and performance workshop! Check out Road Show’s website at
  • Suitable for ages  5-12 


Handbell Choir

  • Handbell Experience with Chicago Handbell Composer & Musician Kurt Meyer
  • Experience being a RINGER!!! No experience necessary but SO MUCH FUN to ring those bells!!!!  Try something new & unique -you will be amazed at the sound you will create!!! Please note that you will be expected to wear white cotton gloves (provided) to play the bells. Check out more information about Kurt at
  • Suitable for ages 


Stunt Workshop

  • Hosted by Creative Action Arts Stunt Men & Women
  • Creative Action Arts Super Hero School! Learn to refine your super powers in this workshop led by Hollywood Stunt Professionals. Mini Trampoline, action & reaction skills for film will be taught. Check more information about CAA at
  • Suitable for ages 8- Adult


Poetry Workshop

  • Children’s Author & Poet Atusa Freyer
  • Be inspired to write and create your own poetry alongside published Chicago native Atusa Freyer-A lover of brilliant rhymes and an eternal optimist, she is the remarkably lively source behind some wildly imaginative and beloved picture books! Atusa specializes in lyrical picture books, flush with whimsical tones and rhythmic beats that reverberate and linger on long after stories end. Check out more information about Atusa at
  • 10-11am  Geared for Kids ages 7-15
  • 11:15-12:15pm  Geared for ages 16-Adult



Art With Laura Lynne          

  • Collage & Drawing for Adults/Collaborative Art for families
  • Collaborative Art for Families!  Join local artist, Laura Lynne, for creative games and drawing activities that are fun for the whole family.  Learn how to collaborate and use your imaginations with these fun activities you can do after dinner or during down time.
  • Ages 4 and up recommended


  • Drawing & Collage Workshop for Adults! Mixed media artist and mural painter, Laura Lynne, will demonstrate basic drawing techniques and collage using flowers as subject matter.  An array of fun mixed media materials will be available to use in your art.  No drawing or artistic skills required.  New artists welcome! Check out more information about Laura at
  • Ages 12 and up recommended


Kids Music & Theatre

  • Sing with Emily
  • Music, Puppets and Movement!  Sing With Emily experiences are where you learn, grow and create together! Check out more information about Sing with Emily at
  • Suitable for ages 5-12


Puppetry Magic

  • Aronzo Traylor III
  • Work with Sesame Street LIVE! Performer and Puppet Artist Aronzo Traylor to spark your imagination and create stories using puppets! Be prepared to be EXPRESSIVE and CREATIVE and experience the art of bringing puppet personalities to life!
  • Suitable for ages 7-Adult


Disney Song & Dance

  • Aronzo Traylor III
  • Disney has a unique style and technique for performers that makes it MAGICAL  and you can get the insider scoop firsthand from Ronnie-the MOST ENERGETIC and HAPPIEST person you will ever meet!! ! Learning some Disney  songs and “secret” choreography from the actual parades, you get to feels what it takes to be a Disney Performer…and it’s FUN!!
  • Suitable for ages 7-Adult


Acting 101 Workshop!

  • Heather Hutchison
  • Acting 101 is the place to have fun!!  We’ll talk all things ACTING and do cold readings from famous movies & plays and create characters to get you ready for your next audition, school play, movie shoot or living room charades party! Theatre Director & Actress Heather Hutchison has taught, directed and acted for over 30 years and is Co Founder and Artistic Director for Little Mountain Community Theatre here in Lemont!
  • Suitable for ages 10-Adult
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