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Locally grown and nationally known painter Charles Freitag to be featured at Reinbeck Art Festival

September 22, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

REINBECK, Iowa If you look closely at any print on the wall in the businesses of Reinbeck, you are likely to discover it is one of Charles Freitag's prints. Freitag joins thirty-six artists coming to Reinbeck Art Festival in downtown Reinbeck on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A native of Reinbeck, he attended Hawkeye Community College before earning his degree at the Academy of Art in Chicago. The pastoral scenes of farm and community have a high realism and sentiment that is reminiscent of his favorite illustrator, Norman Rockwell. His depictions of all the types of tractors are especially popular with those that make a living by farming. His work can be found in galleries and collectors' homes across the U.S., Canada and internationally.

Freitag has generously donated a print, "An Apple a Day" for the raffle prize held at the festival. There are children's art activities in front of City Hall and special music performances throughout the day. The music schedule is: Main Street Park, 9:00 - 11:00 Kirk Eastman. Memorial Building: 9:00 - 11:00 Sugar & Spice; 11:15 - 12:00 Mike & Sheryl Campbell; 12:15 - 1:00 High School Chorus; 1:15 - 2:00 The eNablers; 2:15 - 3:00 Chris Draffen; 3:15 - 4:00 Mike & Sheryl Campbell.

Other events going on are Becktoberfest at Broad Street Brewing Company featuring live music, and a Volksmarch (a form of non-competitive fitness walking). The walk, with 5k and 10k routes that begin and end in Elmwood Park Center Shelter, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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An apple a day painted by Charles Freitag.

The Reinbeck Art Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Grundy County Community Foundation - General Fund, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. For artist spotlights and featured businesses and general information, please visit



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