The Bazaar on Water Street Showcases Area Artists on July 18

ArtBar Bazaar Aurora

Artists and artisans of a variety of styles will be showing and selling their wares during the very first Bazaar on Water Street, set for Saturday, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Water Street Mall, located between Galena Boulevard and Downer Place just east of the Fox River.

The Bazaar will feature 45 artists and photographers, in cutting edge contemporary, lowbrow and outsider art styles, and will also feature an artisan alley. Painting live during the event will be five of Aurora’s best artists: Brittany Tripp, FISK, Lita Lu, Kittens of Industry and Pierre Lucero.

Fermilab and INK 180 will each have community booths at the event. Founded in 1967, Fermilab has been the U.S.’s premiere physics laboratory. INK 180 is an Oswego-based tattoo company that serves the community by providing cover-up of gang tattoos and sex trafficking tattoos free of charge.

The event is presented by ArtBar, which kicked off the First Fridays art gallery tradition in downtown Aurora and is regularly featured at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

“This event will bring out some of the best talent in Aurora and the Fox Valley,” organizer Javi Terrazas said. “We encourage everyone to come down and enjoy a nice summer day in downtown Aurora and support local artists.”

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