Event Information

Lincoln Park Greek and Art Fest 2019

2701 N. Sheffield Ave
Chicago, Illinois (Midwest)

Event Dates: 5/31/19 - 6/2/19
Application Deadline: 5/13/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 3 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $10.00


Event Summary

Lincoln Park Greek and Art Fest will again bring the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to all Chicagoans in June. This popular annual cultural celebration on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church will serve up an authentic dose of “filoxenia” (Greek hospitality and generosity of spirit) along with flavorful food, great music, dancing and pure fun.

General Information


Lincoln Park Greek and Art Fest is pleased to announce an open call for entries for the Lincoln Park Arts and Craft Fair to be held May 31st - June 2nd, 2019.

Note: The online application only accepts payments by credit cards. Checks will not be accepted for application, jury process  or booth space payment.


DEADLINE: April 26th, 2019: Regular Deadline: Online applications must be received by midnight CST. 

*Paper applications will not be accepted for the 2019 Art Festival

April 29 - May 3rd, 2019: Jury Session

Week of  May 6th, 2019: Acceptance Notifications are sent out (please do not call).

May 15th, 2019: Deadline for Accepting and confirming your particpation by picking out your booth space and finalizing payment for booth fee and any optional equipment rentals on zapplication. Please remember that you are not confirmed into the event unless you have paid for your booth fees and your status shows "Confirmed". CHECKS NOT ACCEPTED.

 Booth space assignments,Load in location and times,as well as other information will be sent out to confirmed artists' e-mail addresses on file. Phone calls will not be made.   


Please review the following category definitions. 
  • 2-D Mixed Media:Includes collage and handmade paper; incorporates more than one type of material and has relief depth of less than 1/8 inch.
  • 3-D Mixed Media:; Sculpture,Original, non functional, free standing work of any material.
  • Ceramics:-Original shaped and fired clay (including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terra cotta).
  • Digital Art-Original, two-dimensional works utilizing computer technology to craft or manipulate visual images.
  • Functional Art- A functional, three-dimensional object which serve a purpose such as fiber objects, furniture, toys, wind chimes, etc.
  • Glass-An object made of glass (including blown glass and stained glass).
  • Jewelry- The use of several different materials (such as clay, glass, metal and wood) to form a body adornment.
  • Painting -The use of oil, acrylics, watercolor and tempera on canvas or board.
  • Photography -Prints or transparencies must be from original negatives.
  • Works on Paper-A two-dimensional design on paper (including drawings, etchings, monoprints, pastels and silkscreens).
Artists may submit more than one application in separate categories. ( Booth space sharing is not allowed)

Jury Session

Jurying is done separately for each category and is anonymous. The scale for jury is 1(low) to 7(high). Jurors are briefed to consider presentation, quality, originality, technical ability and booth display. The jury takes each image into consideration for approximately 10 seconds while the artist statement is read aloud. Jurors can request to re-view the artist’s slides and revise their score before final submission. Discussion is permitted. The cumulative score is processed and the top scores in each category receive an invitation to show in the Festival. The decision of the jurors is final.

Wait List

The next 20 highest scoring artists in each category are selected to be on the wait list. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show. Artists taken off the wait list will be notified by telephone. Called wait list numbers will be posted on our website.

As artists withdraw we look at the ratios in each category and invite from the wait list with concentration on the media we feel needs more representation. The goal of the Festival committee is to maintain a balanced show; no quota is set for each individual media.

Jury Panel

Jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a specific media and serve on panels in their area. A diversity of backgrounds and skills is sought, including artists, educators, fine art and craft gallery owners and museum directors/curators. A new panel of jurors is selected each year to allow for fresh perspective.

A separate panel of jurors is selected for on-site jurying. “Best-of” awards are given in each category


Artists will be able to unload near their booth during set-up and tear down. Artists can load-in only during their designated time. We ask that upon arrival at your booth location you unpack then move your vehicle before you start set-up. 

Space Requests

We will do our best to honor any space request submitted in writing on the application. 


Electricity will be available for an additional $150. Desired booth location is not guaranteed as artists with electricity will be blocked together. Artists are responsible for bringing their own extension cords—outlets may be up to 50 feet from the booth space. No personal generators will be allowed.


Overnight security will patrol the festival grounds. Please keep in mind that security is limited so we request that you cover up all merchandise and remove all items of high value and small “walk away” items. Be aware of your surroundings at all times—especially during set-up and tear-down. Although incidents are rare, they do happen. 




Rules for Participation

1)  All work must be original and handcrafted. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist(s). No work that has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed.

2)  Reproductions must be clearly identified as such and may only constitute one third of the total display.

3  )Artists displaying work produced in editions must disclose edition numbers to the Festival audience.

4)  Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality and type that is shown in images juried.

5)  Artists must prominently display their Artist Statement along with a picture of the artist(s), describing how and by whom the work is made and the materials used in the production of the work.

6)  Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Festival. If the work is collaborative, each collaborator must be present. All artists must check in at the designated check-in points with a valid photo ID.

7  )All work must be for sale.

8)  Artists are responsible for collecting and paying the applicable Chicago Sales Tax (10.25%) to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

No Show Policy

Artists who have not checked-in and/or called the Festival Emergency Number (number will be available in confirmation materials) by 11:00 AM Friday, May 31st will be considered a “no-show.” No Show artists will not be eligible for refunds and assigned space(s) will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.

Rain Date

There will be no “rain date” and fees will not be refunded in the case of inclement weather.

Booth Information


 All work exhibited must be confined to the assigned space(s). Artists are responsible for providing their own means of displaying their work. Tents, tables and chairs may be rented through Special Events Management. No overhangs/awnings are allowed. All artists must weight down their tents.


Booth fees will be paid upon acceptance. All booth fees are due in full by May 10, 2019.

Checks will not be accepted. Payment must be made by credit card at checkout. 

10’x10’ - $175.