Members of the Naperville Woman’s Club maintain a busy schedule of business and program meetings, committee work, and events.  The club’s three mission focus areas of “Art, Education, Community Service,” and its membership in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs provide a framework for a variety of initiatives and activities to carry out the club’s mission of “improving the community through volunteer service.”

Three major events are described here, but additional, smaller events take place throughout the year.  These include the Naperville Municipal Band Bake Sale (selected years), an evening educational program at the library, volunteering at community events, small fundraisers, and an annual Celebration of Philanthropy.  The club’s major events are The Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair, the Young Adult Art Contest, and the Witches Night Out Naperville fundraiser.  

The Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair 

Since 1959, the club has presented a free art fair in the summer.  The longest continuously running art fair in Illinois, this event brings a weekend of art and artistry to Naper Settlement in a free, fun, and family-friendly environment.  Held on the weekend after Father’s Day, the event features over 100 artists, a Silent Auction, Empty Bowls fundraiser for food pantries, a free children’s activity tent, an interactive Community Mural, 3D chalk artist, balloon artist, music, and food.   

Young Adult Art Contest 

For nearly 40 years, the club has held an annual art competition for area high school students. Art pieces in a variety of media are gathered at the NWC building and judged in their respective categories by professional artists. The event culminates in a gallery reception and presentation of awards to the students. A scholarship to a summer art camp is awarded. 

Witches Night Out Naperville

Since the 1940’s NWC has held fall fundraisers to support club philanthropic initiatives. Started in 2017, Witches Night Out Naperville is not only the best “girls’ night out” in the Western suburbs, but also a successful way to raise funds and increase club visibility. For more information, visit the event website.

Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair
Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair

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Art Fair Marie and crew
Art Fair Marie and crew

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Art Fair 2018-101

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Young Adult Art Contest
Young Adult Art Contest

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YAAC 2

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YAAC 5

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Witches Night Out Naperville
Witches Night Out Naperville

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WNO happy witch

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WNO dance

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