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First-ever CreatorFair Concludes Library’s Month of “Barrington Creates”

First-ever CreatorFair Concludes Library’s Month of “Barrington Creates”

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The Barrington Area Library celebrated the conclusion of their month-long Barrington Creates event with a first-ever CreatorFair featuring nineteen local makers on Sunday, February 28th. Free for the public to enjoy, the event featured a wide variety of artistic and technical projects with makers of all ages on hand to show off their unique creations.

Participants included Wild Grass Art Studio, Cori Beth Creations, The Rustic Barn, Prairie Basket, Wired Lotus, Jarvis D. Fiedler Creative Services, Longarm Quilting Services, Somasol Balms and even a young inventor, Dawson Helminiak, who created a Meccanoid Robot that follows voice commands.

Another exhibitor, Candy Quinn of Prairie Basket, has been designing floral creations for over 28 years and said of her beautiful work, “My forte is pairing the unexpected and creating fun color combinations.” Susan Barzacchini, Jewelry Designer and Instructor for Wired Lotus says she “truly believes there is an artist in everyone.”

The library chose to host Barrington Creates this February in place of its past Barrington Reads initiative to celebrate talented makers, artists and entrepreneurs in our community. They offered dozens of programs in February for the community to let their creativity shine through opportunities to learn and experiment. On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month there were various ‘Experts in Residence’ at the library such as Karen Plummer of Wild Grass Art Studio, who paints silk scarves. Karen spoke of her unique creations, “I love making wearable art because so many people get to experience it.”

The CreatorFair was the final weekend of Barrington Creates and was a huge success with hundreds of people attending throughout the afternoon–igniting creative spirits and encouraging local talent. Public Information Manager, Karen McBride says staff from every part of the library collaborated to make Barrington Creates a success all month long. “We’re so thankful to the many local artists, makers, and businesses who offered their time and talents,” Karen says. “Our hope is that we’ve encouraged and inspired patrons to be creative and to celebrate creativity in the world around them.”

With their Maker Lab, Digital Studios and many additional services the Barrington Area Library is an awesome resource for creators in our community.

It may be a wrap for Barrington Creates 2016, but there’s always something fun happening our local library. For their latest upcoming events, visit

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