Outdoors along the banks of the Fox River in vibrant downtown St. Charles, Illinois
St. Charles , Illinois (Midwest)
Event Dates: 5/23/20 - 5/24/20
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
The 22nd Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show showcases the original, juried work of approximately 100 fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non Wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free to the public event.
Located along the banks of the scenic Fox River in the heart of our vibrant downtown during Memorial Day weekend (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 23 from 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, May 24 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
The St. Charles Fine Art Show attracts over 30,000 art buyers and supporters, who come from all over Chicagoland and beyond during this two day show. These supporters generated over $90,000 in our Purchase Award Program last year alone.
St. Charles is a lively urban oasis that has long been a destination for the arts and unique festivals, as well as authentic dining experiences, lively entertainment, outdoor adventures and walkable shopping.
The St. Charles Fine Art Show is presented by the St. Charles Business Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic viability of downtown St. Charles, Illinois.
The following mediums will be considered for jury, exhibition and sale:
Fiber (non-wearable only)
Fine Art Jewelry
Fine Art Photography
Sept 1, 2019: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
Jan 31, 2020: APPLICATION DEADLINE
Feb 6, 2020: JURY BEGINS
Feb 10, 2020: JURY ENDS / ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS
Feb 28, 2020: DEADLINE TO ACCEPT INVITATION AND PAY BOOTH FEE (10x10 $415 & 10x20 $800)
May 22, 2020: ARTIST SET UP 8:00AM - 4:00PM
May 23, 2020: ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW 10:00AM - 6:00PM
May 24, 20202: ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Complimentary gourmet Coffee, Water and Soda available Saturday and Sunday
Complimentary Box Lunches on Saturday and Sunday
Strong advertising and media coverage as well as on-going social media promotions
24 hour security on site
Convenient artist parking
More than 30,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and buyers in attendance in 2018
Over $6000 in Artist Awards, including Best of Show, Awards of Excellence and Judges Awards
A friendly committee of Volunteers working to make it a great show for you
A surrounding downtown that's anything but mainstream with entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining all within walking distance of the St. Charles Fine Art Show
The St. Charles Fine Art Show is an exhibition and sale of original artwork--imagined, created and signed by the artist of record. Original art only will be considered in all mediums. Prints and reproductions must be limited to 10% of the overall display and must be of original art also on display. Commercial products or multiples of any works are not acceptable.
All booths and displays must also be of a professional nature and representative of juried work
All work must be displayed with price
Artists must provide professional quality freestanding tents with adequate weights to support changing Midwestern weather
Artists must provide your own displays, supplies and manpower to set up and take down your booth
The St. Charles Fine Art Show Committee reserves the right to make suggestions regarding improvements in display to meet the overall standards of the show.
Please upload 5 images with your application and $35 jury fee:
One outdoor booth slide with your art displayed
Four slides representing your work to be exhibited and sold at the St. Charles Fine Art Show
All new artists are judged in a manner that reflects the St. Charles Fine Art Show standards for originality, artistic merit, technical excellence, composition and overall impact. The St. Charles Fine Art Show Jury is composed of professional artists, art patrons and collectors, and artists from academia that strive for balance among all media submitted.
JURY FEE (non refundable): $35
SINGLE 10 X 10: $415
DOUBLE 10 X 20: $800
Set up takes place on Friday, May 22 from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Access to electrical is a $10 and must be requested at the time of your application. Requests made after the application is submitted may not be fulfilled. We are sorry that we are unable to process booth refunds after March 31, 2020.
Check out photos from the 2019 Fine Art Show!