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Westmont Fine Arts Showcase brings the arts together

Oct 06, 2016 02:03PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Westmont, Illinois – The first ever Westmont Fine Arts Showcase was held on Sunday, September 18, at Neat Kitchen + bar on Cass Avenue in Westmont. The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau event included ballet performances, toe-tapping tap dancers, hip modern dancers, classic songs from Broadway musicals, ukulele circles, Rock and Roll and many opportunities for participants to create their own art.

The event also showcased the Village of Westmont as a hub of artistic endeavors for residents of the western suburbs. Information about the many arts-related resources and training opportunities in Westmont were available from: Expression Dance Studio; Hinsdale Dance Academy; Musician’s Workshop; No Corner Suns Art Studio; Progressive Village Performance Network (PVPN); Salt Creek Ballet; and, Uncle Jon’s Music. These Westmont based businesses and organizations provide music, visual arts, dance and theatrical instruction to kids through adults, and live performances to tens of thousands of individuals each year. Proceeds from a raffle held at the event will fund scholarships for Westmont students wishing to pursue a career in Fine Arts.

“Salt Creek Ballet is thrilled to be a part of Westmont’s first ever Fine Arts Showcase,” said Christina Salerno, Executive Director, Salt Creek Ballet.

“From dance to music, drama and visual arts, Westmont is home to 14 arts related organizations. Together, we offer a wide variety of experiences for novices through professionals - for audience members and participants. This Showcase gives residents a sampler of arts related activities throughout Westmont, reinforcing the idea that a strong arts network brings people together, inspires creativity and builds a stronger, more vibrant community.”

Chamber Board President, Al Carson adds, “The Chamber is truly excited to provide this unparalleled event to showcase the many Fine Arts businesses and organizations to the community.”

The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, (WCCTB), is the voice of the Westmont Business community and provides the platform for our business community to work in support of enhanced economic development and growth for our Westmont Area.  Learn more about WCCTB at