VISIT & explore

Wine and Art Walk

Guests browsing near a tent where exhibitors are located

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 2017
11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Meadow Lake Trail

Enjoy live music, sip wine, and shop for art as you stroll around Meadow Lake.

Browse this juried art show featuring  Midwest artists. The art show is free with admission; there is a fee for the wine and other beverages.  


Free with regular admission.  Wine, other beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase around Meadow Lake Trail.


For artists interested in applying to the event:

This juried art show featuring nature-themed artwork is now receiving applications.  Approximately 40 artists will be chosen to participate in this unique, outdoor, curated boutique-style art show.   Booths are placed around the paved 0.6 mile trail surrounding Meadow Lake and the adjacent area, which is located near the main Visitor's Center.  We are looking for artists whose artwork is created using natural materials or having a nature-theme or subject to appeal to our nature-loving audience.  These themes could include, but are not limited to, trees, flowers, landscapes, birds, insects, woodland creatures, etc.  

Exhibiting Details:
Application deadline:  May 15, 2017  - or until booth space is filled (jury fees are due when applications are submitted)
Jury Fees:  $25, non-refundable - due at the time of application
Booth Fees: $360 if paid on or before June 1, 2017 - “Early Bird” Fee
                      $385 if paid after June 1, 2017
                      *Booth fees will not be refunded after June 1, 2017, for any reason.   
Artist must be 18 years of age or older.
For questions about the event, please contact Jacque Fucilla or Kevin Earll at
Applications are being processed through  Please follow this link which will direct you to the Wine and Art Walk application on their site.
Jury Timeline:
Applications will be accepted up until May 15.  The jury process will take place during the month of April and May, and all accepted artists will be notified by April 25, 2017 or later if applications were submitted later.  If accepted, your confirmation email will include additional information regarding required booth fee payment and insurance waivers.  Once an applicant has been accepted, you will be notified that a second "call" is out on for the processing of the booth fee payment..  The jury committee will also select alternates for our wait list, if needed.  Alternates will receive a notice to this effect.
Here is what artists had to say about our 2016 event:

"This was my favorite and most successful event of the season. Arboretum members and guests were very engaged and we, as artists, were very well taken care of from start to finish. And what beautiful surroundings for an art fair! It was a perfect weekend."     - Dorothy Bury Shaw,


"I had a lovely two days as an artist at The Morton Arboretum Wine and Art Walk. Great crowds, a beautiful view and a thoughtful booth layout. A limited selection of carefully chosen artists made for the perfect show!"     -  Elizabeth Waddington,

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