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Call for Artists: Chesterton Art Fair - 61st Annual

August 3 & 4
Chesterton, Indiana
Presented By: Chesterton Art Center
Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-4 
110 Artists
Deadline: May 15
Notification Date: May 25
Application Fee: $30     Booth Fee: $220  and up
This is the 61st year for the Chesterton Art Fair, which draws art lovers from all over the Midwest, always the first full weekend in August. The fair will be held in beautiful Dogwood Park, close to Interstates I-80 (Indiana Toll Road) and I-94. This makes it an easy drive for our many Chicago and Illinois suburbs visitors, as well as those from across Indiana and Michigan. 
  • Dogwood Park is accessible to all. Plentiful disability parking is at the front gates, and all parking is close. 
  • Artists may stay in RV's at the location of the fair. Many hotel choices nearby.
  • Flat ground, shade trees, a huge covered shelter, and a new permanent restroom building are some of the park amenities. 
  • Within a few miles of the magnificent Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan beaches. 
  • Lovely downtown area, unique dining and shopping and also the well known fast food options near the expressways. 
  • Complimentary continental breakfast for the artists Saturday and Sunday morning.
This is a very well-attended fair. The fact that we are in our 61st year speaks to the caliber the of the art, the management of the fair, and the number of artists who return every year. We treat you as our honored guests, and go out of our way to make you comfortable and happy. We know that being on the road is tiresome and hard work. We have many volunteers who love working with our artists, as well as helping our guests who attend the fair. This is a much-loved event in our community, and the community comes out to help!
What else: We will be inviting new food vendors as well as the much-loved regulars, and will offer some new activities for children. We also feature local musicians throughout the day in a specific area of the park. The music is gentle, strolling background music, conducive to perusing, shopping, and talking with the artists.
We market far and wide using social media, print media, direct mail, radio, and web based advertising.
"It has become a yearly tradition!"-Karen
"An excellent Art Fair to attend. Our first year there and we'll be back."-Randy
"So much amazing art work to see. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The artists  are fun to talk to also. Very impressive!" -Zandra

Jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a specific media and understanding of that media. A diversity of backgrounds and skills is sought, including artists and educators. 
Proceeds from the fair support the Chesterton Art Center, a not-for-profit arts organization. We host 12 + gallery shows throughout the year, and art classes for all age groups. Members can display and sell their work from our Member's Gallery. We also have an Artisan Gift shop featuring handmade creations in a variety of mediums.

Contact: Wendy Marciniak   (219) 926-4711


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