Bishop Hill Arts Council and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, with special assistance provided by Blick Art Materials, Garden Thyme, Hantverk Galleri, and the Bishop Hill Creative Commons
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - an arts and crafts show will be held next to the Steeple Building Museum
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday - plein-air painters will be working on competition pieces throughout the town
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days - a wheat weaving demonstration and sale will also be occurring in the Steeple Building
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days - VASA is sponsoring a hands-on workshop on natural dyeing, at their Archives Building
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday - art activities for children of all ages at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons (formerly The Village Smithy).
11 a.m. (until they run out), Saturday only - the BHHA will host their annual Pie in the Steeple fundraiser, with a piece of homemade pie, a scoop of ice cream and a drink for only $5.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - the musical group Hammer and Pick will be performing during the fundraiser.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Sweet Annie’s Primitives will hold an open house with a variety of primitives and antiques for your shopping pleasure.
2 p.m. on Saturday - Corie “Cow” Weisenberger will be performing at The Commons.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday only - the BHHA is hosting a Swedish Meatballs at the Steeple fundraiser from Meatballs, chips and a drink will be sold for $5.
2 p.m., Sunday only - The River City 6 will entertain everyone in the Village Park.
5 to 7 p.m. Sunday - The Commons will be hosting the Plein Air Awards and an opening party.
Bishop Hill State Historic Site
Free; prices vary for food, shopping, classes
Come to Bishop Hill for music, a plein-air painting competition, hands-on activities for kids, and an arts and craft show.
Plein-air painting is art created “in the open air”. Watch artists create their masterpieces as you stroll the historic site.