Applications for our 2015 Season are Now Available on
Application Deadline January 12, 2015
We have numerous changes, additions, and improvements for 2015 including:
Booth Bucks for Award Winners
Cash Value Prizes for 2015 Award Winners
Thousands of dollars in Booth Bucks will be bestowed this coming summer to top award winners at our festivals. The Booth Bucks are festival currency good for future booth fees. Details here.
Southport Art Festival
NEW Name, Logo, & Layout!
Southport has been renamed and re-logo’d to better represent the quality of the event to the public. Transforming from its past as a music and street party to its new identity as an art festival includes a new layout which keeps a single music stage and fest food at one end of the festival, and devotes the rest of the area to artists booths.
Festival of Fine Arts
NEW Name, Concept, & Layout!
The Festival of Fine Craft is becoming the Festival of Fine Arts to be a broader festival in scope to artists and the public.
Another exciting development is a new layout and slight shift to a more visible location in Highland Park which should better support the festival. Watch our web site and future newsletters for more.
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Members Only Preview Party Added!
The Preview Party, a much loved element of the festival is back! This Friday evening event for Chicago Botanic Garden members has historically been festive and great selling time.
Refer an Artist Program
Recommend an Artist, and receive cash!
Refer a new artist to one of our festivals and receive $50 after they exhibit with us.
Barrington Poster Contest
Poster Contest for Barrington’s 150 Anniversary!
150 years is a major anniversary for a Midwest community. As part of the celebration, artists are invited to submit their art for a special commemorative poster celebrating Barrington’s 150th birthday.
Port Clinton’s Possible Facelift?
A New Layout is Explored
A new layout, which would provide for more street spots for artists, is in the works. A location shift so that more booths are in the busier section of the downtown is also in review. Details and updates will be in upcoming newsletters and on our website.
Fall Festival’s New Layout
You Suggested, We Acted
We heard you….a new layout will be more condensed, eliminating the spots people did not like and adding more spots in the busy mid fest area.
1st Annual Arty Party!
Drinks, Appetizers, Music & Fun!
All artists are invited!
December 3 from 6pm to 8 pm
Cocktails, Music and more
600 Central Avenue, 2nd floor
Highland Park, Illinois
Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 847-926-4300 by December 1, 2015.
Evanston’s Layout Tweaked
More Spaces in Better Locations!
The success of the first year of this event will get better as we tweak the layout to put a smaller music stage ½ block away from artists and to give artists the much coveted end positions on the main street.