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Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival 2017

Location:
Burlington Park, 30 E Chicago Avenue
Hinsdale, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 630-323-3952
Show Dates: 6/10/17 - 6/11/17
Application Deadline: 3/24/17 Midnight CST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
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!

General Information
The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce presents the 44th Annual Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival.

Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Burlington Park, 30 E Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale, Illinois, 60521.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Hinsdale in Burlington Park is adjacent to the upscale shopping district and commuter rail system making transportation easily accessible by train or car.

MEDIA

Painting (Includes watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastel, and charcoal/pencil
Sculpture (Includes glass, wood, metal and mixed)
Jewelry
Photography
Fiber Arts
Mixed Media (Includes graphics, hand made paper, embossing, collage and print-making)
Ceramics

Art displayed at the show must be of the same quality of work submitted for jury.

AWARDS

Best of Show/Jim Cizek Memorial Award - $250.00
Presidents Award(Best New Show Participant) - $200.00
First, Second, Third Place in 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Art - Cash Awards: $150.00, $125.00, $100.00 respectively.
Invitational Awards-Automatic Invite to 2018 Show.

All award winners are automatically invited back to the 2018 show.

FEES

Non-refundable Application Fee - $30.00
Traditional Application (Slides) - $50.00
Non-refundable Booth Fee - $300.00
Non-refundable Double Booth Fee - $600.00
 

Rules/Regulations
DISPLAY SPECIFICATIONS & RULES

Artists must supply their own 10’ x10’ canopy, racks, tables, chairs, or other display equipment. Booths should have a professional look. Artists will be provided with name tags and identification cards which must be prominently displayed.

No electricity will be provided.

No generators are allowed.

Staking-in is not allowed due to underground sprinkling system.

Photo Id will be required at check-in.

Original artwork will be on display only. Prints & Reproductions may be available in bins only.

Artists must represent their own work at their respective booths and must be present for the duration of the show. Sales agents are not permitted.

Pets are not allowed in Burlington Park.

Participants must be 18 years of age and over.

Artist exhibited work must be consistent with images submitted for jury process.

Manufactured or components containing manufactured pieces are not permitted to exhibit.

Artist Statements are required to be displayed prominently in the booth space.

Display may not extend beyond booth space. Browse bins must not obstruct traffic flow.

LIABILITY

Artists are fully responsible for the care, safety and security of their work and property. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability for loss or damage to art work or other property from any cause.

SALES

Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting the sales tax (8.25%) on any sales.

AMENITIES

Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Water
Booth Sitters
Overnight Security

EXHIBIT FEES

Upon acceptance into the fair, all artists are required to submit a $300.00 booth fee to the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival organizers. Booth space assignments will be conducted on a first come first served basis upon receipt of booth fee. ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Booth Information
ARRIVAL, UNLOADING AND PARKING:
FRIDAY SET UP TIME: Setup is permitted beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017.  Chicago Avenue will be closed to local traffic so artists will be able to utilize this area for unloading. This street will be closed for the entire length of the festival. Parking spaces surrounding Burlington Park are very limited. Double parking is prohibited and violators will be ticketed.
 
PLEASE SET UP YOUR DISPLAY IN THE BOOTH SPACE ASSIGNED TO YOU.   All accommodations for booth selections were filled in timely fashion and to the best of our ability.
 
ARTIST CHECK-IN: Festival Staff will be on site in Burlington Park for check-in on Friday, June 9th from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the west end of the park. **Artists who cannot arrive before 4:00 p.m. on Friday are welcome to set up in the evening and must check-in at the Information Booth on Saturday morning between 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Name badges, booth identification cards, parking maps, and any additional updated information will be provided for you at check-in.
  • Food vendors will be located on the west side of Chicago Avenue.   PLEASE USE THE CHICAGO AVENUE EASTBOUND LANE (CLOSEST TO THE PARK) FOR UNLOADING. Please keep the westbound lane open for exiting! Please enter Chicago Avenue from Washington Street (at the west end of the park).
  • If you are traveling in a motor home or large travel trailer please contact the Chamber office for offsite overnight parking accommodations (if needed). Model and license plate numbers must be provided.

PLEASE NOTE:
  • No pets permitted in the park
  • No generators permitted in the park
  • No artist parking permitted in metered parking spaces surrounding the park
  • No tent spiking in the ground
  • Electric hook up not permitted or provided
 
 
 
A SECURITY GUARD: will be on duty to patrol the park on both Friday and Saturday night. Tent and display equipment may remain on site. Please do not leave your artwork in the park overnight.
JUDGING & AWARDS: Festival Judges have judged the work electronically prior to the show. Winners will be awarded by 12:00 noon on Saturday. A list of winners will be posted near the information booth at that time.
REFRESHMENTS & RESTROOMS: Portable restrooms will be located at the northeast corner of the park and inside the Memorial Building. Bakery and coffee will be available at the information booth on Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
TAKE DOWN: The festival ends at 5:00 p.m. on both days. Breakdown of your display is NOT permitted before the 5:00 p.m. closing time.

 

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