Big art festivals are not always better!
For new artists, try a show with 100 artists or less. These shows are more relaxed. For artists who are still figuring out how to display and how to sell, a small show is a nice environment to start with. New festival artists, check out these smaller shows to start with: Barrington Art Festival, Wild Art Show-Animal Themes, Wild Art Show-Nature Themes, Promenade of Art Arlington Heights, Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts, Southport Art Festival, Lincolnshire Art Festival, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival, Deer Park Art Show, Third Ward Art Festival, Highwood Starving Artists Show, and the Arboretum of South Barrington Art Festival.
Some more experienced professional artists may consider shows with 150 or less artists because their art will stand out more. In addition, the customer is more inclined to “come back” in a smaller show footprint. Professional festival artists, check out these medium-sized shows where you can stand out at: Barrington Art Festival, Promenade of Art Arlington Heights, Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts, Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, Millennium Art Festival, artfest Michigan Avenue, Glencoe Festival of Art, Art at the Glen, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival, Fine Art Festival Oakbrook Center, Third Ward Art Festival, and Printer’s Row Art Fest.
Big shows are fun and exciting so if you have your heart set on a big show, we strongly suggest you have someone with you so you can take bathroom and lunch breaks and for security purposes. If you want to try a big show, we’d suggest Gold Coast Art Fair in Chicago and the Port Clinton Art Festival!
When: January 13, 2018 from 10AM to 12PM
Where: Highland Park Country Club | 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL 60035
Who: Any and all artists are invite!
What: Please join us for a special FREE admission Workshop that will cover key topics for Artists’ success at Art Festivals. Amy Amdur, of Amdur Productions will be the featured speaker. Amy is the producer of over thirty annual Art Festivals across the country. Amy will lead an overview session where she will cover:
- Selecting your shows
- How to select your jury images
- Planning your booth display
- Mock jury (deadlines apply*)
*If you wish to participate in the mock jury, please send 4 art images & 1 booth image to Caitlin@amdurproductions.com by January 1.*
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We hope you can join us for this fun and educational session of how to grow your art business!