The Kishwaukee Valley Art League has canceled the 49th annual Northern Illinois Art Show, scheduled for June 6 and 7 on the DeKalb County courthouse lawn in Sycamore, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Never has this annual event been canceled in the past 48 years,” KVAL President Larry Bond said in a news release. “We have had in the past to cancel one of the two days due to severe weather, but never the entire show. The art show is KVAL’s largest source of operating revenue.
“This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we chose to cancel our show for the safety of our vendors, the public and our volunteers,” he said in the release. “We were really looking forward to seeing our returning vendors and new exhibitors.”
The vendors that were accepted to this year’s show have been notified of the cancellation and will receive full refunds for their entry fees.
While KVAL will still participate in the Give DeKalb County fundraising event May 7, the art league’s monthly general meetings have been canceled until further notice.
The league is committed to promoting local artists and dedicated to the development of upcoming artists in the Kishwaukee Valley area. Hy-Vee and Waste Management are patron members of the organization.
For information, visit www.kval-nfp.org.