What's Blooming On Harrison 2017 - Call For Artists

What’s Blooming On Harrison 2017 – Call For Artists

The Oak Park Arts District announces a call for artist for What’s Blooming on Harrison 2017. Event to be held on Saturday, May 20th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm with an after party at the Taylor Street Beer Garden.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 Mar 2017

Building on the success of its autumn event, Art on Harrison, the Oak Park Arts District launched What’s Blooming on Harrison in 1999. Over the years, this family-oriented May street festival has highlighted the Arts District through artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances, and an art fair featuring select guest artists and local crafts people.

What’s Blooming On Harrison 2017 artist benefits

Participating artists will benefit from the opportunity to sell their handmade goods to a wonderful, diverse, and enthusiastic community right outside the city of Chicago that actively supports the arts as a model for positive growth. Artists are encouraged to share their tools of trade and techniques and generate more business with affordably priced Maker Workshops created for an appreciative audience of all ages. This year’s festival will coincide with the annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk.

What's Blooming On Harrison 2017 - Call For Artists

About the Oak Park Arts District

Beginning life as the Harrison Street Business Alliance in 1993, the rebranded Oak Park Arts District captured the new reality of a growing artistic community on Harrison. It encompasses the half mile of Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard west to Elmwood. The area is home to a thriving artistic community and diverse variety of small enterprises. In addition to galleries and workshops focusing on the visual and performing arts, visitors can find businesses offering personal care services, health care and wellness, clothing and jewelry, restaurants and cafés, pet services, social services, and building services.

The Arts District presents a refreshing model of creative reuse, restoring vitality to a small-scale and walkable urban neighborhood. The semi-residential character and leafy streets create a user-friendly atmosphere for visitors. Access is superb: the CTA Blue Line and the Eisenhower expressway connect the district easily to the whole Chicago metro area.

Several special events punctuate the year. What’s Blooming on Harrison is in May; Art on Harrison, the district’s signature event in October; and Holiday Lights, the year’s finale. Third Friday Gallery Walks are scheduled year-round.

For more information, contact whatsblooming@oakparkartsdistrict.com.

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