The Naperville Woman's Club is proud to announce the Naperville Woman's Club 59th Juried Fine Art Fair.
Naper Settlement (Naperville, IL) June 23th & 24th, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Art Fair is located in the heart of downtown Naperville at Naper Settlement, a lush park-like setting with mature trees, historic buildings and paved path ways. It is one block from the bustling downtown shopping and restaurant district and features approximately 120 artists exhibiting, selling and demonstrating their original works.
The Naperville Woman's Club Art Fair is the Club's largest fund raiser and signature event. Proceeds from the Art Fair are donated back to local charities throughout the year. Each year the Club also supports young artists by providing art scholarships to students.
The Naperville Woman's Club Art Fair enjoys a rich history in the town, is well attended, and attracts patrons from surrounding suburbs, and the Chicagoland vicinity.
The Art Fair is highly publicized with advertising in local news publications, magazines, and on social media. Publicity Includes: signage posted throughout the City, the Park District's community event sign, postcards, posters in local businesses, radio announcements, and promotional listings on various internet websites and social media sites.
Part of the event is the 'Empty Bowls' project, to help fight hunger in the Naperville area community. Ceramic bowls are donated by ClaySpace of Lisle, IL with proceeds from Empty Bowls benefiting local food pantries.
The Naperville Woman's Club Art Fair offers a Silent Auction as well to raise monies for the Club's charity work. Artists are encouraged to donate a piece of their art work.
Live Entertainment occurs throughout the weekend, and a special children's tent, 'Petite Picasso' is offered to provide kids with an outlet to explore their artistic abilities.
Admission to Naper Settlement is free during the two-day Art Fair weekend. Free admission attracts even more people to the Art Fair.
Food and beverages are available on the grounds and nearby top-rated restaurants are within walking distance.
Participation is open to artists creating original art in the following categories:
Painting (acrylic, oil, watercolors), mixed media, drawing, pastels, sculpture, fiber art (various textiles & leather), photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal sculpture, print making, digital art. High quality 2D reproduction must be signed and numbered and be limited editions. Prints must be of original art work, produced by the artist and clearly labeled as a reproduction. No kits or pre-fabricated kits or settings for jewelry allowed. Glass work must also be of original design.
Additional category includes a Glass-subcategory, jewelry and upscaled or repurposed art, combining original items with recycled, antique or historic pieces. An example of this would be a fiber artist that employes vintage fabrics into one of their original designs, or a jewelry artist that uses antique elements in their original design.
If you are exhibiting as a Glass Artist, jewelry cannot represent more than 15% of your booth space. Please indicate both categories when applying.
The Artist must be present for the duration of the show. If Artwork is done as a team, or collaboration, one member may represent the team.
No Artist Representatives or 'Buy and Sell' Artists are allowed!
Naperville Woman's Club reserves the right to request removal of any items you have not been approved to sell, if we suspect they are not of original design, or if items are not consistent with those you juried in with.
Photography and Digital Art prints must be signed and numbered.
Artists using propane tanks for demonstrations must furnish an additional insurance certificate, contact Art Fair Director for wording of additional insureds.
No dogs are allowed on Naper Settlement Grounds other than service dogs.
$30 application on Zapp, $300 Booth