Artisans’ Day

Saturday, October 8, 2022

***Event Information Updates***
August 7: Site fees family cap is now $30; Added deadline to schedule classes & salons; Added (Court)yard sale & Merchant info

A fun-filled day of education and enjoyment of the arts & sciences

Lake Villa Township Community Center
37850 N. IL. Route 59
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Less than a quarter-mile south of IL Rt 132 pointer
Navigation app users: Type in the actual address rather than looking for it by name or you may be misdirected.

Lunch, performance, and brewing/vintning activities will be at the adjacent Church of the Holy Family, 25291 W Lehman Blvd, Lake Villa, IL 60046.
Both sites are mobility-accessible (ramps, paved parking, elementary-school-type restrooms).

Alcohol is permitted ONLY in the brewing/vintning room – the rest of the site is BONE DRY. IDs will be checked at the Gate.

Event Steward
Dame Marie la Fauconniere (mka Nita Lewis) (email preferred) or 847-452-2032 after 6:00 PM CDT.

Site opens at 8:30 AM and closes to attendees at 6:00 PM for cleanup and breakdown.
If you are in either building at 6:01 PM or later you may be handed a broom or garbage bag and will be expected to use it.


Site Fees

Adult 21+                                                                 $15.00

Adult Member                                                          $10.00

Ages 10-21                                                               $5.00

Under Age 10                                                 No Charge

Family Cap: 2 Adults + 2 or more Ages 10-21      $30.00

SCA-RS pre-registration info to come.

A simple lunch is included in the site fee – details to come. You are welcome to bring your own meal if you choose; there is also a small sandwich shop across the road.
Coffee and tea will be available on-site all day.

No motel blocks have been arranged for the event. Several motels in varying price ranges are available in Gurnee (I-94 at Grande Avenue/Rt 132), approximately 30 minutes from the event site.

Class coordinator: Baroness Kristiana of Arden (mka Kristine Petroshius) or call (847) 921-6229.

Classes will be scheduled between 9AM and 5PM. A list of classes will be posted at the top of this webpage and updated regularly. Please note that we do not have facilities for hands-on cooking classes.

The deadline to schedule classes and salons is Saturday, October 1.

Salon coordinator: Baroness Kristiana of Arden (mka Kristine Petroshius).

What’s a salon? In pre-Revolutionary France, intellectuals and artists (and those who aspired to be known as such) were hosted by the social and cultural elite at gatherings known as salons. People of ideas and ability used these gatherings to network, exchange knowledge, and read from, perform, or otherwise show off their latest creations.

Artisans’ Day will offer a variety of 3-hour-long themed salons: time and space to gather with others who share your interest, to work on your own projects and share your knowledge, research, and resources. These are not structured, nor are they workshops – there’s no defined outcome or goal, other than the camaraderie of shared time and space working with others who have a common interest.

Salon themes can include Brewing and Vintning, Performing Arts, Instrumental Music, Dance, Hand-Tool Woodworking, Cold-Metal Arts (chasing, coining, etc.), Scribal Arts, Costuming, and so on. We have six indoor spaces with tables planned, and (weather permitting) can set up outdoor shades where appropriate for the subject matter. 

Contact the Event Steward if you are interested in hosting a salon!

The deadline to schedule classes and salons is Saturday, October 1.

There are no combat activities planned for the day. However, if weather permits and you bring your own marshal, there is plenty of space on the lawns for pickup fighting.

Ravenslake (Court)yard Sale
New this year – the Ravenslake (Court)yard sale! Gently used garb and SCA-related items at gentle prices. Located in the Church lobby from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We have limited space available for merchants in the Church lobby. Bring your own table. PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT STEWARD BY OCTOBER 1 TO RESERVE A SPACE. Weather permitting, merchants may also set up outdoors.