Elsah Spring Festival - Elsah, IL


Annual Art Festival
Elsah Spring Festival

Elsah, Illinois

May 19 - May 20, 2018

Looking for a new source for handmade, regional artwork? The Green Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast and the Riverbend Photography Group are hosts and co-sponsors to this Spring Art Festival being held at Farley's Music Hall and the Civic Center in Elsah, Illinois. Vendors include local photographers from the Riverbend Photography Group, Steam Punk Jewelry, Jewelry made by Sun Smith-Foret, Pottery made by Crocker and Springer, Three Rivers Farm, and Jacob’s Reproductions (cabinets and cabinetry).

Participating  artists and vendors that will be showing at the Elsah Spring Festival
  Showing at Farley Hall
37 Mill Street
Marietta Massalone   Marty McKay
2017 greatriverroad.com purchase prize winner
Elsah Photography Contest
  2018 greatriverroad.com purchase prize winner
Elsah Photography Contest
Nature and Wildlife Photography   Landscape and Nature Photography
Marietta Massalone has been a wildlife and nature photographer in the Riverbend Area for over 40 years.    Marty McKay is a nature photographer from Alton, IL Her favorite subjects include sunrises, sunsets, flowers, trees and birds along the Great River Road and the surrounding areas. 
Yvonne Mossman   Hope Corwin-Ottwell
Foreign Photography   Photography
Lori Hoffman   Rosa Renner
Steam Punk Jewelry and Pour Painting   Photography
    Rosa has a great "eye" for capturing pictures that are interesting and tell a story. She has pictures that were awarded a place in the halls of the hospital in Alton. She has been published in her local paper many times, for winning photo contests.
Karen King   Steve Mekenzie
Arts , Crafts and Fairy Gardens   Photography
David Bailey   Brian Markowitz
Silver Jewelry and Photography   Pottery
Showing at the Elsah Civic Center
57 Mill Street
Sun Smith-Foret    Rose Tomlinson 
Unique Handmade Jewelry    Painted Purses and Shoes, Variety of Crafts 
Sun Smith-Foret, of Elsah and of Alton, specializes in beaded-pieced painted textiles and wearable jewelry.   Rose Tomlinson is a long time area resident and local artist. Her passions cover a variety of mediums including painted shoes and purses, jewelry, and painted glass.
Merrilyn Shoemaker    Jan Wright 
Stained Glass    Crocker and Springer Pottery 
Merrilyn says “There is nothing like stained glass to brighten a space. A small piece can add a touch of color and class. A larger piece can create a lasting impression and add value to a home or business.”   Early American folk pottery is the specialty of nationally known potters Jan & Jonathan Wright. They create pie birds, butter crocks, Pennsylvania wide mouth jars and whimsical chicken banks among other items using a salt glaze to impart a distinctive orange peel-texture finish on these early-American style pieces.
Jamie Becker    Russell Vanecek 
Jacob’s Reproductions (cabinets and cabinetry)    Unique Paintings 
Jamie Becker has been recognized as one of the top 200 craftsmen in America by "Early American Homes Magazine" for four consecutive years, and is featured in "The Custom Furniture Source Book - A Guide to 125 Craftsmen" published by the Taunton Press. One of his pieces is now a part of the White House's permanent collection of early American Art.   Russell Vanecek’s main interest is in birds specific to the Midwest. His paintings express the gesture and dynamic motion of life by creating layers with modeling paste and impasto technique. Thin color washes of acrylic paint are used on the first few layers. The subsequent layers are completed with oil paint.
Gloria Justice   Rose Mary Towey
Multi-Colored Skirts    Paintings (Pastels and Village of Elsah) 
Three Rivers Community Farm
Table only
The Farm will be open on Saturday, May 19 from 9 am - 2 pm at 22867 Chautauqua Road

If you plan to travel the Great River Road this weekend Elsah is a great stopping point in between destinations and always an excellent opportunity to take a walk around the quaint Village.


For more information call 618-374-2821

Directions and Map:

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