Event Information

Southport Art Fest 2019

Southport @ Waveland
Chicago, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 773-665-4682
Event Dates: 7/13/19 - 7/14/19
Application Deadline: 4/1/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor blooms to life next summer when  Southport Art Fest takes over Waveland and Southport in July of 2019. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,” the event will feature an assorted mix of fine art, setting the environment for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival.

Festival fans will visit the beautiful tree-lined streets of the picturesque neighborhood. Just steps away from the friendly margins of Wrigley Field, the two-day festival will showcase some of the city’s best and most diverse artists. Southport Art Fest will put numerous art forms including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media at center stage all weekend long.

Families will have the opportunity to bring their children, and enjoy all that Southport Art Fest has to offer. A special Kid’s area has been designed with interactive games and activities that will make for an unforgettable time.

Southport Art Fest benefits the Southport Neighbors Association. Since 1988, Southport Neighbors Association (SNA) has represented the residents and businesses of the unique and energetic neighborhood, in the heart of Lakeview. Admission is free.

Southport Art Fest is produced and managed by StarEvents.

General Information
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Acceptance Date: April 19, 2019

Load In/Out Information: July 2, 2019 

Event Dates: July 13-14, 2019 at 10AM-7PM

Jury Details
Jury to take place on March 20 and completed no later than April 5.
All Artists are juried by a panel combined of artists, educators and curators. Everyone has an equal opportunity of being accepted.
Payment Options
Accepting Credit Card, Debit Card or check.

Prefer to mail your payment? Mail a check to StarEvents - 1609 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657.
Make checks payable to: StarEvents, Inc.

Artist Notification
Acceptance/non-acceptance notifications will be sent via email. Please make sure your email is current.
If you have not received notification prior April 19, 2019.
Load In/Out Information
Load in/out information will be sent out on July 2, 2019 with specific details on set-up, booth assignments, etc.

  1. All artwork submitted to jury, displayed, and presented for sale at the Southport Art Fest must be created soley from start to finish by the accepted artist(s) and original. 
  2. All artwork shown at the fest must be for sale.
  3. An artist may apply in more than on category, but not twice in the same category.
  4. Jewelry created through fabrication and casting is allowed if the original casts are made by the artist.
  5. No commercial casts/molds or production studio work is allowed.
  6. No factory produced items may be shown or sold.
  7. Photography/Digital art: Original work made by the hands of the photographer is allowed. All printing of images must be done by the photographer or under their direct supervision of said photographer.
  8. The artist certifies that jury images submitted represent their current original work and represent the category and body of art that will be displayed at the festival.
  9. Art collaborators (up to two artists in total) producing a single item qualify as an exhibitor. A Collaborator is not an emppolyee or helper. If artists enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and art shown must be signed by both.
  10. Please note, all vendor booths must remain open for the entire duration of the event (specific times listed above), or a $50 non-negotiable fee will apply.
  11. Booth number and location will be announced one week prior to the fair via email. These are subject to change due to logistical needs.
  12. Only white tents are allowed and all tents must be properly weighted.

Art Mediums
  • Cermics
  • Fiber
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Print
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Wood
  • Paint (oil, acrylic and watercolor)
  • Collage
  • Batik
  • Drawing
  • Egg Tempera
  • Gold/Silver
  • Leather
  • Paper
  • Pastel
  • Charcoal
  • Photo
  • Stone
  • Other mediums accepted, if not listed

Booth Information
  • Booth Fee (Returning 2018 Artisan): $375
  • Booth Fee (New Artisan): $395
  • Double Booth Space Deal: $700
  • Electricity: $150
  • Tent: $275
  • Jury Fee: $20

*Please be sure to read the attached Legal Agreement to learn about StarEvents' Term & Conditions*
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