Event Information

Art in the Village 2019 - North Shore Art League

Hubbard Woods Park along Green Bay Road
Winnetka, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 847-446-2870
Event Dates: 6/22/19 - 6/23/19
Application Deadline: 2/18/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Produced by the North Shore Art League (NSAL), this sixth annual juried fine art & fine craft fair will take place in Hubbard Woods Park along Green Bay Road!  Winnetka is a charming upscale destination, highly sought after zip code, located along the shores of Lake Michigan, north of Chicago. Home to an active art community, the village is known for its popular shops and restaurants. This boutique show offers great visibility, enthusiastic buyers and plenty of free parking.
Art in the Village is located in the community where the League began over 94 years ago. As a beloved community asset, the North Shore Art League has been an instrumental force in the creative arts thoughout the Chicagoland area since 1924. This show will be well promoted through Chicago media, local publications and radio stations. Volunteers and staff are friendly and helpful.
Enter this early show and get the summer started off right! A few artist's comments:

"Once more, I want to say the show was awesome, the volunteers were very kind and available to me anytime, attendance was great and the ambiance was very beautiful. I really enjoyed exhibiting and hope to be in the show again next year. Please pass along my thanks to everyone."

"We had a terrific weekend! Very helpful, friendly volunteers. Wonderful community involvement. A great balance of high quality artwork. Keep doing what you're doing! Thank you for allowing us to participate."

"It’s a quality show and a very engaging community."

General Information
Awards jurors will select artists to receive prizes up to $3,000. Award winners from immediate previous year are invited to return exempt from jurying. These winners will be automatically accepted upon receipt of their application (via Zapp) prior to the jury deadline (2/8) and payment of the booth fee by 4/22. 

Accepted Media Categories:
Painting - Any two dimensional works created in Oils, Acrylics or Watercolors.

Drawing - Any two dimensional works created using Colored Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal or Graphite.

Printmaking - Any printed works  for which the artist has manipulated the plates, stones or screens. These works must also be printed by the artist. Processes may include Lithography, Intaglio, Relief, Etching, Aquatint, Monoprint, Serigraphy or other techniques.
Sculpture - Three dimensional work created in Bronze, Metal, Terra Cotta, Wood, Glass or Other.

Mixed Media - Two or three dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of material or media in their production.

Fine Art Jewelry - All jewelry must be handmade and/or forged and artist designed. Commercial components (beads, stones, pearls) assembled are not acceptable. Major portion of the piece must be original work of the artist. 

Photography - Images must have been captured and processed by the artist; printed on archival-quality paper, signed and numbered by the artist. 

Digital Art - Works must be original, executed by the artist. No giclees. Collage or original digital images are appropriate. 

About this show and North Shore Art League:
Space in this boutique show will be limited giving you a great opportunity to stand out in the smaller venue.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the League is dedicated to bringing high quality arts experiences to its community through classes, workshops, exhibits, lectures and special events. NSAL also provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have shown excellence in the arts in high school.

Other Questions? Please contact the North Shore Art League at 847-446-2870 or via email at info@northshoreartleague.org. 

Application Process:
The show is open to all artists 18 years or older, on a national basis, who submit images for jurying. Work must be original, executed by the artist and have been done in the last two years. No commercial molds, commercial kits or pre-fabricated pieces are allowed. 
Payment/Application may be made through Zapplication.   Any questions regarding an application may be directed to info@northshoreartleague.org or 847-446-2870.     

A wait list will be established based on jury scores. Wait-listed artists will be notified when a space becomes available.

The art fair committee reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted images or guidelines.

General Rules:
The artist must be present for the entire duration of the show; no artists' representatives are allowed.

Artists retain all proceeds from sales. 

Artists are responsible for payng 9% sales tax to the State of Illinois.

Exhibiting artists must comply with all safety requirements, and local and state laws. 

Refund Policy:
Application fees are non-refundable. Accepted artists who cancel up to 60 days prior to the show and have paid their booth fee will receive a 75% refund of the booth fee. After this date, refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and given at the sole discretion of the show committee. There is no refund due to inclement weather.


Booth Information
Display Booths:
  • Artists must furnish their own display booth in the form of a “white tent” – 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’. Space will be assigned by the committee.
  • Booth space cost is $425 for a single booth (10'x10'); $700 for a limited number of double booths (10'x20'). Double booths include a corner location. 
  • Single corner booth locations may be requested for an additonal $25 fee and are assigned solely on the basis of first-come, first-served availability and at the discretion of the committee. 

  • Artists will be able to set-up their booths on Friday June 21st, beginning at 1:00pm until 7:00pm. Drive-up and drop-off will be available with plenty of assistance from the League's volunteers. Artists will be directed to free parking areas.
  • Booths must be ready for the opening at 10:00am on Saturday, June 22nd. Awards jury will begin at 11:00am. 
  • Artists are required to provide tent weights. No spikes or tent stakes may be driven into the ground. 
  • No electricity is provided.
  • No overhangs/awnings should extend into the shared space between booths.  
  • The show will open rain or shine - please plan accordingly. 

  • The League has secured the Village of Winnetka Police Department to provide security during the show. Off-duty police officers will be patrolling the show area on the evenings of Friday, June 21st & Saturday, June 22nd, 7:00pm - 7:00am.