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Call for Artists: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

September 8 & 9
Chicago, IL
14th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Presented By: Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
150 Artists
Deadline: March 31

Application Fee: $25    Booth Fee: $475  Included in the booth fee is reserved parking for artists, Saturday night artist reception and full breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago's premier fine art and fine craft festival showcasing over 125 juried artists. Lakeview is located on the north side of Chicago, near Wrigley Field, north Halsted and Lincoln Park in a very diverse, culturally rich community with unique boutique stores, cafes and restaurants.

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts encompasses all fine art and fine craft to include: acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, printmaking, drawing, fiber, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, photography. This festival is open to other disciplines upon individual consideration. 

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts strongly promotes this event and has created a marketing/multi-media plan to reach a wide audience. The event is in it's 14th year and the event has seen 45,000 plus attendees in previous years.

Security detail will be present throughout the event to include setup, overnight and during each day of the festival.

For the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, the chamber partners with a local marketing and PR agency for a multi-media advertising campaign across the city of Chicago, northwestern suburbs and a full digital media campaign. Our marketing plan includes over $50,000 in ad buys which encompass digital, print, radio, television, and on-site advertising.

Jury Rules and Artwork Requirements:
  • All artists who apply must submit work of their own conceived creation and must be in attendance throughout the duration of the festival. An artist is not allowed to send a representative in lieu of their personal attendance.
  • Work must not have been made in a production studio or using commercial molds, patterns, kits or prefabricated pieces. 
  • Artists must submit a booth image with their jury application, preferably from a previous show. If the jury feels that the image is not an actual representation of the artist's booth layout, the submission will be declined.
  • Once accepted, Lakeview East Festival of the Arts reserves the right to use images for award jurying during the festival and possible event promotion.

Contact: Dillin Ravenscroft,, (773) 348-8608

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