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Mavis Bates



For Painting of Windows

Sue Klein 630-464-3863


“Something Green is Happening Here”

What’s New at the Aurora GreenFest this Year?


Aurora, IL – The Aurora GreenFest is celebrating our ninth annual festival on September 22nd, with three new fun events this year: a live art exhibit, the Illinois Solar Tour, and goat yoga!


Upcycling Old Windows into Art:  This year the GreenFest will have an exciting addition with Window Works hosting on-site demonstrations of painting on old windows. We want to bring awareness to the recycling and reuse of old or unused home remodeling materials. Window Works is recycling the windows into pieces of artwork by local artists to be sold at the Fest after judging takes place at 3:30pm for Best of Show.  Artists, please contact us early to reserve your space and opportunity to paint.  Demonstrations begin at 10am and continue to 3pm. Call Sue Klein at 630-464-3863 for more information.


Illinois Solar Tour:  The GreenFest will once again be host to the Illinois Solar Energy Association’s Solar House.  This dollhouse-sized house is decked out with photovoltaic solar panels that produce real electricity!  The Illinois Solar Tour has put us on their Solar Tour map for the day.  We will have ambassadors from ISEA to answer your questions on how you too can harness the power of the sun to fuel your home and business. This tour creates an opportunity for participants to gain valuable insight on the costs, processes, and economic and environmental benefits of going solar. Illinois is on the verge of a solar energy boom thanks to the implementation of new legislation.


Goat Yoga:  We love to connect people with nature.  That’s one way to encourage our visitors to protect our planet Earth.  One of the newest ways to connect with nature is with goat yoga, yes, doing yoga with goats.  OsweGoat Yoga will be at the GreenFest from noon to 2:00 with sessions every 15 minutes.  Come early to sign up and to pet the goats for a joyful, fun experience.


“Every year a reporter will ask me, ‘What’s new at the GreenFest this year?’  This year we have three great answers.  Plus we have our traditional attractions, like solar companies, local non-profits with messages about sustainability, and something else new, a Do-It-Yourself Green Car Show, with real owners talking about how they love their hybrid, hybrid plug-in, and electric cars.” says Mavis Bates, festival founder and organizer. “These new attractions will help increase the community’s awareness about sustainability and saving our environment. The recycled art exhibit and Solar Tour open house provide some ways people can start making a change right at home.”


The 2018 Aurora GreenFest will take place on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park at 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora. The Aurora GreenFest is a free event for the whole family.


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