Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
This Sunday, Monday show over Labor Day weekend has shown improvement yearly for the last 5 years.
It is run by the local art league and used to feature mostly local artists of varying abilities so it was a very uneven show. It also had a central purchasing point which killed impulse buying. Then, someone saw the light and opened it up to artists everywhere and got rid of the central cashier area.
Lake Forest is a combination of very old money and current corporate executives. As a result, all types of art work will sell there. It still seems as if there is more 2d than at most festivals but I think that is a result more of booth placement. There were very few questionable booths from a talent standpoint,
There is no music, no smelly food, very few corporate booths (and they don't yell as you pass by), an out of the way children's area and an over all good atmosphere.
This is basically the last of the Chicago-area festivals in the northern suburbs and it is a great way to end the season.
I saw LOTS of big pieces going by and lots of activity at a lot of booths.
It is a great show to end the summer season.