Event Information

Palos Park Art Festival 2019

Village Green - 8901 West 123rd Street
Chicago, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 773-665-4682
Event Dates: 5/18/19 - 5/19/19
Application Deadline: 5/3/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/Application Fee ): $20.00

You can submit up to 7 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Attracting over 50 Artists in their second year, and looking to increase the Artist alliance for 2019, the Palos Park Art Festival (formally 'Love the Park' Fine Arts Fair) is back again. For over one hundred years, the Village of Palos Park has been a haven for the fine arts. The natural beauty and simple rhythm of life in Palos Park appeals to artists and writers seeking inspiration and solitude for their work.

Palos Park is considered by many, past and present, as an artists’ colony where the creative can be surrounded in peace and natural beauty. Painters Claude Buck, Emile Grumieaux, Felix Russmann, renowned sculptor Lorado Taft, and writers Sherwood Anderson and a young Ernest Hemingway enjoyed the serene landscape here.

Palos Park Art Festival is located on the Village Green, the community gathering place, set with a Forest vista of the Park. The 1939 Historical Recreation Center and portico add to the atmosphere of the entire event. We look forward to you joining us!

General Information
Application Deadline: April 9, 2019

Acceptance Date: April 19, 2019

Load In/Out Information: May 8, 2019 

Event Dates:
May 18
, 2019 at 10AM - 5PM
May 19, 2019 at 12PM - 5PM

Jury Details
Jury to take place Thursday, April 16 and completed no later than April 19.
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: Village of Palos Park

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 May 8, 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: $295
  • Double Booth Space Deal: $500
  • Electricity: $150
  • Tent: $275
  • Jury/Application Fee: $20

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