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Call for Artists: Spring Art at Old Orchard

Hello Fellow Artists*,

PLEASE NOTE: There are 5 weekends in May this year 
so you may have an opening  LOOK before you BOOK! 
The last weekend in May, we* at Artist Friendly Events are pleased & proud to present:

May 30 & 31
Skokie, IL 
Deadline: April 1

This Springtime event blossoms when buyers arrive from Skokie as well as from all over Chicagoland. It will have extensive advertising as that is where the bulk of our dollars will go. The Artists' Success is our PRIMARY GOAL.

This beautifully landscaped Outdoor Center will again become the perfect venue for the Affluent Spring Art Lovers of Skokie and Tourists at this lovely time of year. It is a great time to buy that special gift for Fathers Day, Graduation, or Spring Weddings from the Truly Unique Artists.

We are looking for a wide range of Artists as well as a wide range of price points. This will be an affordable fair in  an upscale area, & a great " Destination Event" for both the Artists & Art loving Patrons.

With the many Restaurants, sights of FRESH & UNIQUE ART, Gentle Sounds from our famous Vibraphone Musician and even a Childrens' Activities Area, it will all be happening HERE - at the Westfield Old Orchard Center Saturday, 10am-7pm & Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Clock by Doug Durkee of Infinity Art Furnishings, exhibiting at Old Orchard
We will advertise extensively throughout Chicagoland with postcards, flyers in Hotels & retail stores, signs, banners, social media, e-blasts through Old Orchard Center, newspapers and other media.

Booth fee for Artists Includes:
  • Hotels Blocked w/Special Rates, Free Hot Breakfasts, & Free shuttle to/from Fair, (if you wish).
  • Artist Break Area
  • Snacks, Beverages, & Sweets during Friday set up 
  • Continental Breakfast for Artists Saturday & Sunday 
  • Volunteer help available for loading/unloading
  • Booth Sitters
  • AFE Tent with free water, soda, fruit, and snacks
  • AFE & Volunteers during entire fair for Artists
  • Water, Soda, Snacks delivered to Artists both days

Learn more & apply:

Dates to remember: 

       Postmark deadline: April 1
       Notification: April 6
       Booth fee postmark: April 13
       Cancellation by phone or postmark: April 27

*We are jeweler Kathleen Smith and partner Steve Hedstrom, veterans of too many shows to count. We are working closely with the Old Orchard management to capitalize on this opportunity. Will it fit your schedule? We are! Please join us.


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