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St. Charles History Museum to Host ArtsFest Opening Reception

The St. Charles History Museum will host a special opening reception to begin this year’s St. Charles ArtsFest, the St. Charles Arts Council’s annual celebration of “all of the arts, all over town” on Thursday, September 5 from 5-7 p.m. The theme of this year’s ArtsFest will be celebrating 185 years of the arts in St. Charles. The event is free and open to the public, and drinks and appetizers will be available.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with local artists featured as part of ArtsFest and hear about their works. Artist Rita Grendze will unveil her site-specific work, “Synapses 4: Community”, which will be on display on the roof of the St. Charles History Museum at 215 E. Main Street during the duration of ArtsFest from September 6th-15th.

During the duration of ArtsFest, the Museum will also have a selection of historic photos on display in the mezzanine gallery at the St. Charles Public Library, One South Sixth Avenue.

“We are excited to participate in this community celebration of the arts,” said Alison Costanzo, Executive Director of the St. Charles History Museum. “Art and history are two cornerstones of any community, and we are proud to celebrate both as St. Charles marks its 185th anniversary.”

For more information on ArtsFest, visit www.stcharlesartscouncil.org. More information about the ArtsFest Opening Reception is available by contacting the St. Charles History Museum at (630) 584-6967 or by emailing info@stcmuseum.org.

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