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.
Application deadline: January 31, 2018 (jury fees are due when applications are submitted)
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.
Applications are being processed through YouJudgeIt.com. 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.
Applications will be accepted up until January 31, 2018. 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 YouJudgeIt.org 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."