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Street artists perform as Hear No Evil See No Evil Speak No Evil bronze statues previous fair Homewood.  |

Street artists perform as Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil bronze statues at a previous fair in Homewood. | Supplied photo

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if you go

What: 7th annual Art & Garden Street Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 13 and 14

Where: Martin Avenue and Ridge Road in downtown Homewood

Information: Free parking and free admission. For more information, visit www.HomeSweetHomewood.com or call
(708) 798-3000.

Etc.: Register for World
of Enrichment’s gardening workshop at
(708) 249-4008 and Art4Soul’s woodland crafts at (708) 206-1026.

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Updated: July 10, 2014 6:11AM



Homewood children will have more to celebrate this month than the end of the school year.

The village’s 7th annual Downtown Art & Garden Street Fair will kick off the summer, especially with kids in mind, Homewood’s special events coordinator Alissa Opyd said.

The Bubble Guy performs his “good, clean fun” at 11 a.m. June 13. The fun continues with kid-oriented musical performances by Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, the local indie group Sweet Nobody and Ralph Covert’s “Ralph’s World.”

“What we try to do is take that first day and really make it action-packed for the family with kids’ entertainment,” Opyd said. “It’s been a long winter, and this is our way of kicking off the summer, celebrating that kids are done with school.”

Two Homewood businesses — World of Enrichment and Art4Soul — will offer kids’ hands-on activities designed to entertain and educate. Registration is required.

Art4Soul will host a “woodland craft adventure for fairies and elves,” and World of Enrichment will offer the “Earth-Art, Science & Gardening Workshop.”

“It’s a lovely way of teaching kids about the garden and science,” Opyd said. “If they’re experiencing it, they’re going to learn more.”

Adults have not been forgotten. A free outdoor fitness boot camp will be held at 10 a.m. June 14 by Intense Conditioning, a new Homewood business.

Opyd said the camp will “kick it up a notch” over last year’s outdoor yoga session, but it’s just the thing to get ready for summer activities. Despite the business’ name, she said, the instructors will work with individuals at their level of fitness.

DIY and garden workshops by Homewood Kitchen Gardens and Bloomberg Gardens will offer adults educational and hands-on activities. For those who love to shop or browse, more than four dozen arts and crafts vendors, many with unique and hand-crafted items, will be available both days of the fair.

Kids’ activities continue Saturday with music and entertainment by ScribbleMonster and his Pals, Matt Bailey, Eric Lambert and Friends and Father’s Day crafts by The Art Corner.

It’s not only Homewood residents who get in on the fun. Opyd said between 1,500 and 1,700 people are expected to visit the fair each day.

“People can truly spend the whole day with us with the wonderful artists, programming and delicious food,” she said. “We think this is the perfect place to be. You’re in the right place to celebrate summer.”



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