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Posted on: April 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Creative Arts Network Seeks Artists For Cruisin’ Nights Art Shows

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 20, 2023    

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Over the last few years, Westmont Special Events and the Creative Arts Network have dramatically increased the number of opportunities for local artists to get involved in the community.  Through art classes, art shows, photo contests, the business window painting program, and the recent Muddy Warhol Art Contest, more than 200 local artists have participated in these events over the past year. 

“This program has been a great opportunity for local artists,” said Westmont Special Events President Steve Golembiewski.  “This year, we’re even further expanding our art program by offering a total of 8 art shows during Cruisin’ Nights.  We will also be offering two art classes during the Taste of Westmont weekend.  We encourage all area artists to sign up at and get involved.”

Online sign-up is required for all events.  All of the Summer Art Shows will be located near NEAT Kitchen + Bar at 246 N. Cass Avenue. Following is this year’s Creative Arts Network Schedule of Events at Westmont Cruisin’ Nights.


  • June 1, 25 & 29 
  • July 6 &  20
  • August 3, 17 & 31


In addition to the Art Shows at Cruisin’ Nights, the Creative Arts Network will continue to hold its monthly art classes. Art classes are for artists of all abilities and recommended for ages 12 and up. There will also be two BONUS Art Classes being held at the Taste of Westmont this summer in July. Following is a schedule for the remainder of the year:


June 12 - Graffiti Art Class with Joe McGrath
July 10 - Art Block Painting with Jenny Babyar
August 14 - Abstract Art Class with Jennifer Starchvill
September 11 - Acrylic Painting with Charles Smith
October 9 - Watercolor Painting with Pat Mroczka
November 13 - Paint Your Pet with Lexi Stricker
December 11 - Oil Pastels with TBD
Note - all classes begin at 6:30 p.m.


July 15, 1pm - Fun Sculpture Making with Joe McGrath
July 16, 1pm - Glass Painting with Lexi Stricker

To sign up, visit the Westmont Special Events website at  For further information, please contact Westmont Special Events at


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