At the time this article was written, Illinois was in the Bridge Phase, allowing for increased capacity limits and repealed face covering regulations for fully vaccinated people. If metrics stabilize and decline, all sectors of the economy could resume normal operations in July. Even though all of this could change at the drop of a mask, event planners and venue operators are hustling to get their shows on the road.

The Naperville Woman’s Club (NWC) is among the front runners as it prepares for the Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair, which will be held at Naper Settlement on June 26 and 27. Now in its 61st year, the juried event will welcome 100 regional and national artists who are eager to get their businesses back on track.

“We’re happy to be one of the first art fairs to return, and to bring back the joy of presenting original and immersive art to our community,” stated Julie Cunningham, NWC co-president.