Wine and Art Walk


  • Guests browsing near a tent where exhibitors are located
  • Guests walking around Meadow Lake where exhibitors are located
  • Guests walking around Meadow Lake where exhibitors are located

Schedule and Location

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018.

11:00am - 5:00pm each day

Meadow Lake Trail, north of the Visitor's Center

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

Browse this juried art show featuring photography, woodturning, jewelry, digital and traditional painting, ceramics, fused glass, and more from Midwest artists. The art show is free with admission; there is a fee for the wine and other beverages and snacks.  Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 2018

Fees and Admission

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

Registration Information

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:  January 31, 2018 (jury fees are due when applications are submitted).  Applications may be submitted after this date, but submissions will be wait-listed, and are not guaranteed into the event.

Jury Fees:  $25, non-refundable - due at the time of application

Booth Fees: Single Booth:   $360 if paid on or before April 15, 2018 
                                                   $385 if paid after April 15, 2018
                      Double booth:  $660 if paid on or before April 15, 2018 
                                                   $685 if paid after April 15, 2018

 *Booth fees will not be refunded after June 1, 2018, 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 see the link below that will direct you to the Wine and Art Walk application page on their site.  When you sign in you will need to submit your application including photos of your work.  You will also be required to pay the $25 jury fee at the time of submission.

Jury Timeline:

Applications are due by January 31, 2018.  Applications received after this date will be wait-listed, and artists will be notified to this affect.  The jury process will take place during the month of February and early March, and all accepted artists will be notified by March 15, 2018.  If accepted, your confirmation email will include additional information regarding required booth fee payment and insurance waivers, and deadlines for both.  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 and liability waiver.  The jury committee will also select alternates for our wait list, if needed. Alternates will receive a notice to this effect.

Booth fees must be paid and insurance waivers must be signed and submitted prior to the deadline of April 15, 2018 in order to be fully accepted into the 2018 show.

Here is what artists had to say about our 2017 event:


"Surrounded by nature, this festival is VERY well attended, making it one of my most successful art festivals two years in a row.  It is well run, with set up and take down that is easier than most.  It is fun and energizing, and profitable."


"The Morton Arboretum is the perfect venue to hold a nature themed Art Fair.  The staff of the Arboretum ensures that this event is a perennial favorite of both artists and patrons alike.  Amidst many art events in the Chicagoland area, the Morton Arboretum Wine and Art Walk is a major highlight."


"Beautiful venue filled with enthusiastic, knowledgeable patrons."

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