6/16-17 Wheaton, IL. One of my favorites. Cantigny Park is pleased to announce Art in Bloom, an outdoor arts festival. More than 80 juried artists will showcase their work amidst Cantignys beautiful gardens, grounds and museums. Art in Bloom 2018 promises even more excitement than our past art festivals, which are always among the parks most popular events. Two-day attendance should be about 10,000 if the weather is favorable. This event is located on grass under large trees. Ample parking is another valuable asset!
May 25-26 Back again in 2018. The award-winning, highly regarded show features the work of 100 juried artists in various mediums including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood, and glass, which are exhibited and available for sale during the event. Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Charles, along the Fox River, approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, there are many fine restaurants and shops, as well as numerous parks, theaters and activities.
7/28-29 Express your originality with the artwork you discover at Geneva’s nationally-acclaimed outdoor gallery of juried art. More than 140 artists will show their work – from drawing, painting and sculpture to ceramics, glass, textiles and jewelry. All art is available for sale. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. We hope to see you. Geneva is a beautiful town and event attracts serious buyers. One of the best shows - anywhere.
8/11-8/12 NEW. The festival hosts 100 juried artists from around the country in the Village Green of Lincolnshire, Illinois and offers extraordinary examples of fine art and fine craft in a variety of mediums and price points. Take in the tranquility of Lincolnshire with a wonderful weekend that combines the fun of art with the art of fun. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see the masters at work with interactive art demos and booth chats taking place all weekend long! Festival-goers of all ages will have an opportunity to get into the “art-filled” action by contributing to a mural on-site at the festival.
7/21-7/22 NEW. Now in our 48th year, the Midsummer Festival of the Arts remains committed to providing a service to artists and to our audiences. Held at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, the Festival nurtures connections between artists and the public. The Festival’s location helps to attract patronage from throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois; attendance often exceeds 20,000.Just four blocks from Lake Michigan’s shore, this dynamic event is set amidst the gardens surrounding the Arts Center. A welcoming, light-filled, 100,000-square-foot complex, the Arts Center combines a world-class contemporary museum with a lively performing arts venue and renowned residency and commissioning programs.
6/2-6/3 NEW. The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held the first weekend of June in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus. Considered the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, the goal of the 57th Street Art Fair is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. First time visit for me.
6/9-6/10 Hinsdale, Illinois. Revisiting in 2018. Heralded as one of the top shows in western suburbs of Chicago! The Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival has received West Suburban Living's "Best Summer Art Show" for 2012 and 2014. Located in the heart of historic downtown Hinsdale and set amongst the shady trees of Burlington Park, the show hosts over 130 qualified, juried artists. Adjacent to Hinsdale’s upscale shopping district, the I-294 expressway and the Burlington Northern rail system, this show is easily accessible for all who want to attend. Quoted as "one of the highlights of the summer" by a returning artist, this show is not to be missed! Nice town, good location.
8/17-8/19 NEW 3-day show. The Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival will be held on the closed streets of downtown Evanston, Illinois, a city of 80,000 people just north of Chicago and home to Northwestern University. Admission will be free to the public. Artists will be selected by a jury system so that only the best artists will participate. Art will be original and in all price points, so that everyone form college students to long time collectors can find something right for them. On its own block and separate from the artists, many of Evanston’s great restaurants will serve up their wonderful food as festival goers listen to live music.
8/4-8/5 Minneapolis, Mn. The 27th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair is a Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Upper Midwest Regional Art Fair. Set in Powderhorn Park, a pastoral 66 acre city park, 184 artists circle around the tree-lined, picturesque Powderhorn Lake. Powderhorn Art Fair is a unique collaboration between the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. A portion of art fair profits are used to pay for youth programs at Powderhorn Park. This is truly a multi-cultural and family friendly event. The Powderhorn Art Fair is a sustainable, eco-friendly event.
6/23-24 In its 38th year, the biggest change for the North Shore's largest and oldest fine arts fair (beside the name change) will be its mix of art. Yes, the eclectic works of more than 150 juried artists will be back. But add to that mix the works of artists who make eco-friendly art from recycled and found materials. (Many of these artists have had their wares showcased at the former creative showcase known as Remix Chicago.)
9/7-9/9 NEW 3-day show. New. St. Louis Art Fair. Clayton is one of the nation’s most affluent and prestigious business and residential communities. SLAF is consistently ranked one of the nation’s top fine art fairs. Each year the Art Fair attracts over 130,000 art enthusiasts.