10am-5pm each day
New this year, the Festival of the Arts is being run by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn. We are a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to drive sales for Downtown Glen Ellyn, as well as, market our town. We have a 12 year track record of executing very successful events and are excited to be running this art festival at Lake Ellyn. We will be bringing amazing juried art of all media to the beautiful surrounding of Lake Ellyn and welcoming many to enjoy and purchase it. Please apply to show and bring the beauty that you created to our town.
2020 is a big year for art in Glen Ellyn and DuPage County. From June-August, College of DuPage, in partnership with the McAninch Arts Center and Cleve Carney Art Gallery, has announced an exhibition of the largest private collection of works by Frida Kahlo coming to the Glen Ellyn campus in summer 2020. The 26-piece collection, on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, features an array of sketches and paintings spanning the career of Kahlo, who is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists. 150,0000 tourists are expected to come to Glen Ellyn to view the exhibit, and we are excited to add to the experience by welcoming them all to our very own Festival of the Arts. In 2020, Glen Ellyn is the place to be showing, enjoying and buying art.
• Commission free sales
• Coordinated loading and unloading with assistance is available for a $25 fee (30 minute pre-reserved time)
• Friday check-in and set-up followed by an artist reception on the boathouse deck
• Bottled water throughout the day, morning coffee and pastries Saturday and Sunday
• Booth sitters available
• Overnight Security
• Festival programs with listing of artists attending
• Food and music available
$1,600 IN CASH PRIZES.
1-$600 Best of Show, 2-$300 Awards of Excellence one in 3D medium and one in 2D medium,2-$200 Awards of Merit one in 3D medium and one in 2D medium. There are also 4 Judges Awards with the recipients receiving a complimentary booth space to next year's show. Award winners are selected by professional judge(s), for excellence, regardless of media.
The Festival of the Arts in Glen Ellyn is promoted through featured newspaper articles, internet and print advertising, eblasts, magazine ads, social media marketing, and broadcast radio promotion. Also, the Festival of the Arts will be highlighted on the tourist website for all Frida Kahlo visitors.
EXHIBITING ARTIST GUIDELINES & ACCEPTED MEDIUMS
Participation is open to all fine art. All work represented must be of an original concept executed and designed by the artist in attendance. The Festival of the Arts reserves the right to remove any and all works deemed not suitable at the time of the festival. It also reserves the right to select or invite other applicants in order to ensure a balance of medium. The Festival of the Arts reserves the right to refuse any application at their discretion and refund the artist booth fee. Any Artist not conforming to the Show Rules will be removed; no fees will be refunded after July 10th.
The following mediums are to be included in each show: ceramics, drawing, fiber non-functional, fiber wearable, paper non-functional, furniture, glass, jewelry, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, wood, mixed media, collage, photography, and printmaking. Prints in limited editions are allowed, and must be hand signed and numbered.
Individual consideration of any media not listed will be given upon request. No work which has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated pieces, or assembly line technique will be allowed.
Artists are responsible for their own tents, display tables and related materials.
Five images are required for the jury process; four images of the artist's work and one of a set up the booth.
A maximum of 70 artists will exhibit at the 2020 Festival of the Arts in Glen Ellyn. There will be a wait list after the 70 artists with the highest jury scores have been selected. Artist on the wait list will be notified in order when spaces become available.
Artists will be selected by a panel of qualified judges through this electronic format and electronic images emailed by those not using ZAPPlication. Artist images will be viewed collectively in the same room. Artists will be notified of acceptance by e-mail and through the Zapplication process no later than Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Booth fees of accepted artists are due by June 1, 2020 to guarantee your space. After June 1st artists on the wait list will be notified of any remaining available booth spaces. The booth spaces will then be filled on a first come first served basis until the 70 booth spaces are filled.
The collection and remittance of Sales Tax is the responsibility of the exhibiting Artist. As of January 1, 2020, the local sales tax is 8.25%. Please check with Festival of the Arts volunteers to confirm the sales tax when you are at the event
Ceramics, drawing, fiber non-functional, fiber wearable, paper non-functional, furniture, glass, jewelry, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, wood, mixed media, collage, photography, and printmaking. Prints in limited editions are allowed, and must be hand signed and numbered.