The NWC is proud to be sponsoring
their 63rd Fine Arts and Artisan Fair.
The NWC has been holding this
event since 1960; it is the
longest-running art fair in the
state of Illinois. This year FAAF is
expected to attract 10,000 guests
and over 100 artists and artisans,
NWC Mission . . .
The Naperville Woman’s Club is dedicated to
promoting community improvement by
enhancing the lives of others through
volunteer service. To learn more about NWC
and membership click HERE
The Naperville Woman’s Club was founded as
a literary club in 1897 by nineteen women
whose goal was to help members assume a
role outside of their homes and churches, a
bold undertaking in the 19th century. These
charter members initiated programs for
intense study, but philanthropic projects quickly
followed. In 1903, the literary club became the
Naperville Woman’s Club. NWC is a member of
the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an
international organization founded in 1890.
The Woman’s Club focuses its philanthropic activities on Art, Education and Community Service. The annual Fine Art & Artisan Fair is the longest continuously operating art fair in Illinois. An annual art contest recognizes the talents of area high school students. Several scholarships are granted each year. Fundraisers and collection events support the club’s donation initiatives to local organizations that provide services and programs in the three focus areas. Club members also participate in local service projects that benefit the community.
Seven generations of admirable women have given their time and talents to sustain the club’s mission of improving the community through volunteer service. A complete history of the club is documented in the book, “Naperville Woman’s Club Commemorative History,” available on amazon.com and lulu.com.
Support NWC . . .
Because NWC is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS rules. Your donations support the club’s work in the areas of art, education, and community service. Club activities throughout the year include an art fair, high school art contest, college scholarships, educational programs, hands-on volunteering, and cash and in-kind donations to local social service organizations.