December 8, 2013 • 11:50:31 a.m.

'Wonderful and Wearable' art adorns gallery in West Chicago


An event poster for the "Wonderful and Wearable" event at Gallery 200 contains images of some of the unique articles for sale in December. (Photo provided)

Gallery 200, a creative oasis at 200 Main St. in downtown West Chicago, presents "Wonderful and Wearable." The eclectic selection of handmade jewelry, jackets, vests, T-shirts and scarves crafted by area artists runs through the month of December. The show and sale is a repeat performance of last year's event, which drew people from surrounding communities to browse and buy unique, wearable art pieces.

Organizers note that the artists featured are as interesting as the pieces they create, and this year include Marge Hall, Betty James, Sandy McLain, Heide Morris, First Star Art, Nancy Ricck, Britta Renwick, Sue Weibler and Mandy Jones.

"Supporting the arts by purchasing a piece at Gallery 200 is twice the gift," said Rosemary Mackey, marketing and communications coordinator for the city of West Chicago. "Not only are you giving a lovely gift created by the hands of a local artisan, you are also making a statement of the value you place on promoting community arts."

Regular gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Gallery 200 at 630-293-9550 or visit

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