Sunday, January 20, 2013

3rd Annual Lill Street Craft Fair

Deadline: April 1, 2013 (ONLINE) or (POSTMARK)

3rd Annual Lill Street Craft Fair
Lincoln Park

Chicago, IL
July 27-28, 2013

The Lill Street Craft Fair is pleased to announce an open call for entries for the 3rd Annual Lill Street Craft Fair, to be held July 27-28, 2013 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park in conjunction with The Taste of Lincoln Avenue.

One of the city's largest and most popular summer celebrations, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue will be celebrating its 30th year in 2013. This year, a juried craft fair will be held adjacent to the festival and will showcase a wide array of artists works tucked away from the bustle of the party. Taste of Lincoln Avenue began as a small neighborhood fundraiser and has grown to become the second largest street festival in the region. The event features 350 vendors and more than 40 entertainers on four stages.

CATEGORIES (Descriptions available on website).

The Lill Street Craft Fair has the right to re-categorize an artist’s submission.
  • Apparel
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing/Works on Paper
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Woodworking

Jurying is done separately for each category and is anonymous.

Jurors are selected for their experience and expertise in a specific media and serve on panels in their area. A diversity of backgrounds and skills is sought, including artists, educators, fine art and craft gallery owners and museum directors/curators. A new panel of jurors is selected each year to allow for fresh perspective.

The Lill Street Craft Fair is a highly selective fine arts and fine crafts fair. Participating artists’ booths will be visited periodically throughout the fair by Festival Management to ensure that artists are complying with the rules.

RULES: (truncated)
    All work must be original and handcrafted. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist(s). No work that has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed.
  1. Reproductions must be clearly identified as such and may only constitute one third of the total display.
  2. Artists displaying work produced in editions must disclose edition numbers to the Festival audience.
  3. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury.
  4. Artists must prominently display their Artist Statement along with a picture of the artist(s), describing how and by whom the work is made and the materials used in the production of the work.
  5. Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Festival. If the work is collaborative, each collaborator must be present.
  6. All work must be for sale.
  7. Artists are responsible for collecting and paying the applicable Chicago Sales Tax (10.25%) to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Applications accepted via Zapp:

Event Organizers: