Artist and Photo Credit: Stacy Sterenberg
Artist and Photo Credit: Stacy Sterenberg

Why an art show?

Along with our desire to showcase and support local artists, the church has a strong commitment to supporting social justice causes. The show gave us a way to further support our long-time ally, Youth Outlook. All monies raised from our raffle and our soup lunch go to support this important organization.

The show includes a champagne reception from 5-9 p.m. Friday evening with the show continuing from 10-5 on Saturday. Enjoy the skills of fun and eclectic local and regional artists with an eye toward sustainable and one of a kind work. 25 hand-picked artists, live music, a raffle to support Youth Outlook, drop-off children's art area and a soup lunch on Saturday are part of the weekend. If you want to know more about out church visit our website at:

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Our Team

The Prairie View Fine Arts Invitational at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church is organized and run by over 70 volunteers. The show Chair, Karen Seymour-Ells, has been an exhibiting artist for over 20 years and designed our show to celebrate and support local, sustainable small businesses. Sarah Lensink is a fine artist and instructor who lends her organizational skills to aesthetics and hospitality for the show. Prairie View is not a fund raiser for the church, it is a show of our support for the arts and for artists.