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Call for Artists: Geneva Arts Fair 20th Annual

10024082863?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 23 & 24
Geneva, Illinois
Downtown Geneva
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
150 Artists
Deadline: February 1
Application fee: $30         Booth fee: $400
Geneva, a chic and charming historic town located on the Fox River, will celebrate its 20th annual Fine Arts Fair in 2022. Its prestigious reputation of offering a superb selection of original fine art by renowned artists and cutting edge newcomers attracts beginning and avid art collectors. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce, the show is tucked among 100+ specialty shops located in Victorian-style homes and century-old buildings. Warm small-town hospitality offers a picture-postcard setting for this juried art celebration.
This allows ample space to display artwork, move about your booth and have several patrons in your booth area at one time.
  • Snacks, morning coffee and light breakfast
  • Easy loading and unloading
  • Flexible booth fee payment schedule
  • Event marketing & publicity: web, social media, print
  • Close artist parking reserved
  • Booth sitters and volunteers
  • Overnight security
  • Air-Conditioned break room
  • Festival programs with listing of attending artists
In order to maintain the quality of our shows and offer our visitors and buyers a fresh look at new work, we prioritize artists who are new to or unique in the region. We value being a high-end show that promotes quality artwork and attracts an enthusiastic crowd. 
It's About the ART!
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Today was an unusual day in the Chicagoland area, there was an art festival that was simply that, an art festival.

And what a good festival it was.

The quality was very good, there was no more than one or two questionable booths and no one medium seemed to overwhelm.  Ok, I have one complaint, there wasn't enough blown glass.  

And what else wasn't at the show?  There was no NY Times salesman yelling at everyone walking by, no Verizon,  no window companies.  There wasn't any music, no food smells, just a lot of people walking around enjoying the art.  You could have a conversation with the artists without having to talk over outside interference.  

Getting back to the quality--I saw artists that I have seen at Coconut Grove, Port Clinton, Krasl and other shows. These artists were not slouches.  And, the most fun is seeing artists we rarely see or have never seen before.   The show itself is held in an affluent suburb west of Chicago.  I don't pay that much attention to bags but if crowded booths mean anything, people were buying.  

The artists we talked to were all very happy with how the festival was run.

My pARTner in crime and cousin, Audrey  and I do not usually venture south of Evanston so Geneva is out of our geographic comfort zone.  We got lost coming and going  (and I got some great clothes at great prices at the mall we turned around at) but it was definitely worth the trip.

A big thanks to Erin Melloy, the promoter for concentrating on the important thing--The Art.

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Festival of the Vine in Geneva


I am new to this, but I have been reading your comments for a while now and they are so very helpful!! Has anyone ever done the Festival of the Vine in Geneva? This year it's Sep. 10 & 11, they are still accepting applications, but before I send mine and the $175 booth fee, I'd like to know a bit about it!


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