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March is Fine Arts Month

Libertyville will celebrate local artists in the second annual event.

Mayor Terry Weppler recently proclaimed March as the Second Annual Fine Arts Month in Libertyville.

“All the kids in the sporting groups have their pictures up in businesses downtown, whether in fall or spring, we thought it was time to recognize all the kids that have talent in arts, in Libertyville. So last year in March, we declared it as Fine Arts Month. Well, we are doing it again this year,” Weppler said at last week’s board meeting.

Libertyville Wildcats Fine Arts Foundation will be organizing the month-long event, which celebrates residents’ fine arts contributions that enhance our human experience.

Here’s a schedule of events:

March 4

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. will host its monthly First Friday event. Shops and restaurants will showcase art from Libertyville High School students and local residents. Leggy Bird Designs, 406 N Milwaukee Ave., will be featuring Danielle Morrison of D’Mae Designs, a designer of repurposed vintage jewelry. They are also hosting April Dejon, a Libertyville High School student who hand paints shoes with her original artwork. Forest Bootery will have live music performance and Viva Le Vine will host a wine tasting. For more information, visit: www.mainstreetlibertyville.org

7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. Soul-2-Soles Tap Company and Gleeful Show Choir will host two performances at , 540 N. Milwaukee Ave. The free performances will highlight their upcoming Spring Showcase, which will be performed at the College of Lake County on April 10. For more information, visit: www.dancenter-north.com

March 10 12

, a non-profit entertainment company, will present four performances of Ruthless! The Musical at Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road. Mayor Terry Weppler will make a cameo appearance on opening night to help celebrate the village’s second annual Fine Arts Month.

Curtain times at are 7:30 p.m. on March 10; 7:30 p.m. on March 11; and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 12. Online tickets are $18, $15 for students under 21 or for groups of 10 or more. Tickets at the door are $20 ($15 for students). For more information, visit: www.libertytownproductions.com

March 10 11

7:30 p.m. , 708 W. Park Ave., will host Orchesis Dance Recital at the school’s auditorium. For more information, visit: lhswildcats.org

March 18

7:30 p.m. Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., will host a Jazz Band Concert at the school’s auditorium. For more information, visit: lhswildcats.or

March 18 24

, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., will host An Exhibition, a gallery featuring art by local artists. The exhibition is open and free to the public. The opening reception takes place on March 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature musical performances by Adler Center faculty and student. For more information, visit: www.adlercenter.org

March 18 20

Improv Playhouse Showstoppers will present its version of Guys and Dolls at the Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. For more information, visit: www.improvplayhouse.com

March 23

7:30 p.m. Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., will host a Winter Orchestra Concert at the school’s auditorium. For more information, visit: lhswildcats.org

March 25

, 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., will host the Art of Wine. For more information, visit: www.cafepyreness.com

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