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Call for Artists: 9th Annual Mundelein Arts Festival

September 7 & 8
Mundelein, Illinois
Presented By: Mundelein Community Connection
10 am to 5 pm 
45 Artists
Deadline: June 15
Notification: July 8
Application Fee: $25     Booth Fee: $130
The Mundelein Arts Festival is held in beautiful Kracklauer Park with both pavement and lawn spaces available. This is a juried art festival that will showcase the unique talents of 45 fine artists who work in a variety of media. The Park sits in the heart of Mundelein and is highly visible to Rte. 45. An average of 21,000 cars drive past daily.
Mundelein is a village of 31,000 people located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. An extensive network of nearby highways allows easy access to a host of neighboring cities, as well as Chicago and southern Wisconsin.
Cash Prizes:
A committee of well-known judges will award a cash prize for Best of Show and Best in Category (six categories). The Kirk Players will award a $500 Emerging Artist Award. There are also Purchase Awards including the Village of Mundelein's Annual Purchase Awards.
Children can create art in the kiddie craft tent. They can buy art at the Kids-Only Secret Shopping parents allowed (Ages 12 and under). Children can shop in a tent full of art donated by festival artists. Most pieces will be sold for $5. Proceeds benefit the Mundelein Parks Foundation.

Last year we introduced some very popular changes including expanded setup time during the Friday before the show. (This show gives you easy drive in access to your booth space.)
TV commercials on TLC, HGTV and DIY, and Hallmark; Major newspaper advertising; Full page ad in Park District brochure; 3 town poster run; eblasts from several groups (Mundelein Community Connection, Mundelein Park District and 4 town chamber of commerce GLMV); Social media that features an artist of the day; Outdoor signage
  • Bill, photographer at the show: This show is what I consider the ideal show. About 50 talented artists, this gives you time to look at each one. Yet this show has all the amenities of the large shows. It had artists that are very selected, great food on site, and wonderful background music. This allows the guests to be comfortable and able to really enjoy the art that is presented.
  •  Jim and I have participated in this show all eight years. Great show! Wonderful artists! We want to thank the entire Mundelein Arts Festival team, volunteers and sponsors for everything they do to make this such a terrific show. Hope to see you all next year!
  • The whole weekend was fantastic, great volunteer support, one of the best organized shows I've participated in. Look forward to next year.
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Contact: Christa Lawrence   (847) 388-5322

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