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Reclaim Award 2020 (Cologne, Germany) – Call For Artists

Reclaim Award 2020 (Cologne, Germany) – Call For Artists

The Reclaim Kollektiv announces a call for artists for the Reclaim Award 2020. Ads out, art in! Reclaim your place in public space. Billboards become cultural conceptual surfaces, artistic canvases, or photographic landscapes. The city a public museum. Reclaim replaces advertising on large surfaces with your art. With the award, make a contribution towards culturally enhancing the public space. Make Cologne’s urban profile more attractive. Display billboards that stimulate, illustrate diversity and difference, and open up conceptual spaces. Easily perceivable, public, and for everyone!

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Deadline: 26 Apr 2020

Entry fee: 1 entry: 25€ / 2 entries: 40€ / 3 entries: 50€.

Where usually cruises, cars, or detergents find large places to shine, there will now be art. 40 billboards become exhibition surfaces.

This year, the Reclaim Kollektiv holds the second Reclaim Award in Cologne. For the debut in 2019, 551 artists from 29 countries applied to redesign 25 billboards in urban areas of Cologne. Since this went beyond any intended scope, there will be already 40 large-scale billboards to show art in 2020.

Reclaim grows. A plus of 15 surfaces means even more radiance for the artpieces, even more visibility for the artists. The stage is ready, Cologne as public museum. Perception in public space is the highest: large-scale billboards on bustling streets, busy train stations, and in urban, alternative neighbourhoods of Cologne.

The winners will exhibit their works in the form of 18/1 posters on billboards rented in a central location, for the duration of 10 days. Artists from all fields and all countries are welcome to participate in the competition.

About Reclaim Kollektiv

The Reclaim Kollektiv consists of three business partners and friends. Odo Hans is a freelance artist and initiator of the Reclaim Award. Together with Tobias Handorf and Caspar Wündrich, managers of the design studio neoactio in Cologne, they founded the Kollektiv in 2019.

Last years’ debut was a great success for the trio. 551 applicants liked the idea and shared the vision. This years’ Reclaim Award grew by 15 surfaces.

For more information, contact hr@reclaim-award.org.

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International ARC Salon (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

International ARC Salon (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The Art Renewal Center announces a call for artists for the 15th International ARC Salon. When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, the Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries. It is the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for representational art in the world. It offers over $130,000 in cash awards (top prize $25,000); unique opportunities through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums; live exhibitions; and a strong online presence.

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Deadline: 14 Aug 2020

The 15th ARC Salon Live Exhibition will consist of approximately 75 to 100 works from the 15th International ARC Salon Competition and travel to a minimum of two locations. The show will first open in New York City in June/ July of 2021 before traveling to the MEAM (Museum of European Art Modern), in Barcelona, Spain where it will be on view from October 8 – December 12th, 2021. The 15th ARC Salon Exhibition will hang alongside the MEAM’s representational painting and sculpture competition, Figurativas. A joint award ceremony will be held on October 8th at the MEAM. This awe-inspiring international event will have artists from all over the world present and hundreds of people in attendance, showcasing the true international nature and collaborative spirit of this new wave in contemporary art.

Additional venues and dates will be published. There is an opportunity for qualifying artists to sell their works at these venues if the artist chooses to make them available for sale. Please note, availability of your work for the traveling exhibition is not required for entry into the ARC Salon Competition or for winning the top awards in the ARC Salon Competition. Last cycle, the ARC received over 4,300 entries from 73 countries. The 15th competition has a jury panel of 21 prestigious category jurors and over 40 jurors total when including partnering awards.

Categories include: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Still Life, Drawing, Sculpture, Fully From Life, Plein Air Painting, Animals, and a special category for teens.

International ARC Salon Artist Benefits

  • Over $130,000 in cash awards
  • Top Prize $25,000 cash award
  • Over 140 awards and honorable mentions
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plus 8 honorable mentions in each of 11 categories
  • Publication awards through partnering magazines
  • Purchase and exhibition awards through ARC and partnering museums
  • Exhibition and sale opportunities through partnering galleries
  • Additional awards for Best Nude, Best Trompe L’oeil, Most Ambitious Work, Best Social, Commentary, Best Watercolor, Best Pastel, Chairman’s Choice Awards, and ARC Staff Awards
  • Semi-finalists will be published on the ARC website
  • Finalists will be published in the 15th ARC Salon hard-bound book “International Realism”
  • Approximately 40 jurors participate including partnering awards

International ARC Salon Testimonials

“Over the past 15 years, the Art Renewal Center has been pivotal in the development of my fine art career. I gained the attention of several galleries which still represent me to this day. I owe a debt of gratitude to the Art Renewal Center.” – David Gluck, (award winning artist)

“ARC helped my career in a huge way early on, and when it really mattered; when I was nobody from nowhere. The endorsement, and patronage provided the kind of financial and emotional support that kept me pursuing my life’s dream, giving me the means, courage, and confidence to push on.” – Julio Reyes, (award winning artist)

“I want to thank you for all of the hard work and dedication that has gone into the ARC Competition and Traveling Exhibition. Since winning my award in the 13th ARC Salon, I have acquired seven new painting commissions! The work that you are doing for the new realism movement is making it possible for artists to learn, grow and thrive in their careers.” – Alex Bauwens, (award winning artist)

“The Art Renewal Center has offered me an international showcase for my art work since the very beginning of my career and an annual incentive to continue to improve. Some of the most relevant contacts in my career have known my paintings through their website. ARC has helped us feel like a huge community and has generated new relationships and international collaborations; Undoubtedly their work has been from the beginning, an engine for mine.” – Arantzazu Martinez, (award winning artist)

About Art Renewal Center

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and 21st Century Artists as well as articles, letters, and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for representational art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the 21st Century Representational Art Movement.

For more information, contact sabrina.foland@artrenewal.org.

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All Planet Earth (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Planet Earth (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for All Planet Earth. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from April 22nd, 2020 to May 20th, 2020. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

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Deadline: 19 Apr 2020

All Planet Earth Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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4x6x8 Tile Exhibition (Silver City, NM) – Call For Artists

4x6x8 Tile Exhibition (Silver City, NM) – Call For Artists

The Clay Festival announces a call for artists for the 4x6x8 Tile Exhibition, an international juried event which will celebrate, investigate, and fully exhibit the significance and consideration of handmade ceramic as a part of the contemporary art world. This tile exhibition will encourage those who make, or consider making, tiles, while reminding all viewers of the essential place tiles occupy in our lives, in their many uses and applications. Artists are invited to enthusiastically broaden creative and aesthetic boundaries while creating art tiles.

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Deadline: 20 May 2020

Entry fees: $25 for one entry, $30 for two, and $35 for three.

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older. All works must have been completed in the last three years (2017-2020). Entries shown in previous CLAY Festival juried exhibitions will NOT be accepted. 
Accepted entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition and must be for sale.

4x6x8 Tile Exhibition Awards

The exhibition will be juried anonymously through the submission of digital images. The 4x6x8 tile exhibition will be juried by the 2020 CLAY Festival Visiting Artist, Sanam Emami, internationally respected for her utilitarian pottery and tile.

  • $500 – First Place: Tad Van der Weele Memorial Award
  • $300 – Second Place
  • $200 – Third Place

Artists will retain 60% of the total sale price.

About CLAY Festival

Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico, the CLAY Festival gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms, as well as its impact on the history, present, and future.

Enjoy a variety of workshops, demonstrations, lectures on everything from using clay in construction to contemporary ceramics. Take home a work of art or a book from the CLAY Market. CLAY offers tours of a handmade tile factory and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, live music, and juried exhibitions.

For more information, contact clayfestival@swnmact.org.

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Summer Idylls Exhibition (Old Forge, NY) – Call For Artists

Summer Idylls Exhibition (Old Forge, NY) – Call For Artists

View announces a call for artists for Summer Idylls. Submit artworks that celebrate people enjoying summer activities whether in the mountains and lakes, in a city, or at the shore. Open to all media. Think summer, that wonderful time of year when everyone gets outside to enjoy the warmth and the sun at the beach, on the lakes, or in the mountains. This summer View will present artist Lewis Bryden’s nostalgic 1950’s Boardwalk Idyll paintings. These lively and atmospheric paintings depict summer on the Boardwalk and beach with youthful friendships, romances, Ferris wheels, bars, restaurants, patrons, and workers.

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Deadline: 7 May 2020

All entries must be of original design and personal execution created within the past 4 years. Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.

A non-refundable entry fee of $30 for non-member or $25 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image. Payment should be made at

Important Dates

  • Notification of acceptance: May 7, 2020
  • Work to be received at View by: May 27, 2020
  • Reception: June 5, 2020 | 5-7 pm
  • Exhibition closes: August 2, 2020

Artists will get the opportunity to exhibit with artist Lewis Bryden’s work. The exhibit will be shared in local and national magazines including American Art Review.

About View

View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, conference facility, and  venue for special events. The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression.

Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.
Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. They show work of regional and local artists in their smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display. Gould Hall, is a “jewel” of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating. The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for artists. View serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings, and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.

For more information, contact hcaufield@viewarts.org.

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The Moth Art Prize 2020 (Ireland) – Call For Artists

The Moth Art Prize 2020 (Ireland) – Call For Artists

The Moth, an international art and literature magazine based in Ireland, announces a call for artists for The Moth Art Prize. It is awarded annually to a body of figurative or representational artwork. It is open to anyone (over 16) from anywhere in the world. Submit a portfolio of images of 5–10 2D artworks – to include figurative or representational paintings, drawings (including mixed media), and original prints.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

The Moth Art Prize consists of €1,000 plus a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat, which is situated along a beautiful country lane in Ireland. The Moth Retreat features a large studio/living area, kitchen/breakfast room downstairs, separate brush room, bedroom, and bathroom upstairs. The accommodation is warm and inviting and a keen eye has been kept on William Morris’s golden rule: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’

Testimonials

‘I’m over the moon about winning The Moth Art Prize. The Moth has always been brilliantly curated, with exquisite artwork and thoughtful writing throughout. And a couple of weeks in the countryside is exactly what my artist soul needs.’ Gregory Mortenson

‘I am so grateful to the folks at The Moth for awarding me this prize. I think getting out of New York for a bit will be healthy. It will be an amazing and much-needed time to regroup, reflect on my work and tinker with some new ideas.’ Bradley Wood

‘A lot of credit should go to The Moth, always wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully designed, for launching the prize and responding to figurative painting, largely ignored by the contemporary art scene. We have nothing like it in the UK.’ David Piddock

About The Moth

The Moth is a unique Irish publication, featuring fiction, poetry, and art from established and up-and-coming artists and writers from around the world. Each issue also features interviews – with the likes of Sally Rooney, Simon Armitage, Gary Shteyngart and Eimear McBride. The art in The Moth deserves as much attention as the writing. Artists whose works has been featured include Michael Carson, Wen Wu, Elizabeth Peyton, Hope Gangloff, Edgar Mendoza, Mary Sauer, Bradley Wood, Tran Nguyen, Robert C. Jackson, Lu Cong, Cesar Santos, David Piddock, Isobel Brigham, J. P. Donleavy, Mamma Andersson, David Paul Costello, Kenne Gregoire, Jasper Joffe, Gabhann Dunne, Billy Childish, Victor Man, and Chantal Joffe.

For more information, contact mothartprize@themothmagazine.com.

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All Cityscape (International Online Competition) – Call For Artists

All Cityscape (International Online Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for All Cityscape.  Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from March 25th, 2020 to April 22nd, 2020. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 22 Mar 2020

All Cityscape Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on April 6th, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair (Park Forest, IL) – Call For Artists

65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair (Park Forest, IL) – Call For Artists

Tall Grass Arts Association announces a call for artists for the 65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair scheduled for September 19 and 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Artists may exhibit a variety of media, including two dimensional work (painting, pastels, printmaking, and stitchery), three dimensional work (wood, glass, ceramics, and fiber), and jewelry. This is the second oldest juried art fair in Chicagoland. It is a very artist-friendly fair.

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Deadline: 8 May 2020

Registration is $175 and artists keep 100% of sales. Gallery artists receive 70% of the sale price of items sold in the gallery during exhibits or in the gift shop.

The Park Forest Art Fair is held on the Village Green in front of the gallery and along Main Street in downtown Park Forest. The village hosts a music fest on Saturday during the fair and fest favorite, the folk duo Patchouli, will perform on Sunday. There are several food vendors offering a variety of foods.

Park Forest Art Fair Benefits

Tall Grass Arts Association offers several prizes, totaling $2,500, and various purchase prizes. The fair is advertised on WBEZ during prime time; in various publications such as the Chicago Tribune; in regional newspapers with the focus of the story being the individual artists from that region; and on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Being juried for the art fair conveys the status of gallery artist with an annual opportunity to exhibit annually in the Tall Grass Gallery, the opportunity to participate in invitational exhibits, and to sell in the gift shop.

Artists are provided a breakfast each day of the fair and a wonderful dinner on Saturday night when prize winners are announced. Volunteers bring free bottles of water to the artists several times each day and provide bathroom breaks for the artists.

Some of the art fair artists have been exhibiting in the fair for more than 3 decades. One pair of artists who participate in both the Naperville Riverwalk and the Park Forest on the same weekend have reported that they sell as well in Park Forest as in Naperville. All of the participating Park Forest art fair artists report that they enjoy the fact that the Park Forest fair attendees stop to chat with the artists. 100% of the sales price goes to the artist and is not split with Tall Grass. Finally, this is one of the most affordable art fairs around because it is totally organized and managed by a team of volunteers.

“I love doing shows with nonprofit orgs because I support their efforts to do good on their community. I also think this is a growing movement among artists tired of the outrageous fees and impersonal promoters (23 new artists!) Keep up the good work, see you next year.” e waddington

“Mu husband and I had such a great time this weekend. I love you all, and loved the artists with whom I spoke, as well as every single person who came into my booth. This was truly one of the most special weekends I’ve ever experienced. I can’t believe how much happiness my artwork brought so many people. I even sold my Milky Way acrylic print on Sunday! N Roash

“Even though it was my first year at the fair, I could tell that I would like to return next year. I am looking forward to next year. I would like to thank you and the great staff for being so helpful and understanding.” P Taylor

About Tall Grass Arts Association

The Tall Grass Arts Association team is composed of volunteers. They have gotten to know the artists in a personal manner as they plan all the various aspects of the fair, from registration to helping unload, marketing the fair, and participating in the dinner for the artists. It is the dedication and effort of these volunteers that allows Tall Grass to keep the fees low for artists.

For more information, contact jmuchnik@sbcglobal.net.

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DeFACEment Exhibition (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

DeFACEment Exhibition (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

The Maritime Garage Gallery announces a call for artists for the DeFACEment exhibition. Artists 18 and over may apply for this exhibit that will run from mid-2020. The Gallery’s DeFACEment exhibit will feature expressive personality and portraiture art that depicts unique perspectives through the artists’ eyes.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

Artists are asked to search beyond the ordinary to develop compelling visuals that evoke thought, passion, hardship, conflict, and spiritual freedom. Artists are urged to look beyond the simple to include both animate to inanimate forms. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome.

DeFACEment Exhibition Benefits

A jury will determine the best entries to receive Best In Show and First and Second Runners Up. Chosen artists for the DeFACEment exhibition will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space, the Maritime Garage located in historic South Norwalk.

The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its “Art in Parking Places” initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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West End Arts Festival (La Grange, IL) – Call For Artists

West End Arts Festival (La Grange, IL) – Call For Artists

La Grange Business Association announces a call for artists for the 25th West End Arts Festival, to be held on 9/12 and 9/13/2020 in suburban La Grange, IL. Located just outside Chicago, this upscale, family-friendly community holds this annual end of the summer event which attracts thousands. The event is free to the public. Parking is free. The event features art demonstrations, art activities for kids, food vendors, wine, jazz music, and culinary art.

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Deadline: 14 Apr 2020

Cash awards and ribbons are given to the top four artists at the West End Arts Festival. Artists are highlighted in advance in social media and in the program guide given to all attendees (and available online). Artists love the show for it’s ease of loading and unloading and for the strong support of the volunteers and attendees. The vibrant business association actively markets the juried artists and the event to the community at large.

  • “The customers were great and we had a good weekend in terms of sales and exposure to new potential clients for custom works of art.”

  • “The people that live in the area are a buying crowd that are knowledgeable about art and appreciate it.”

  • “I look forward to participating in the WEAF each year. The event is well organized and the other artists are excellent and friendly. The set up is very accessible and the artists are given breaks and snacks by helpers. I recommend it to all my friends who love the arts.”

  • “This show is a great suburban show that has been going on for years and draws a lot of the local and surrounding communities.”

About the La Grange Business Association

La Grange Business Association is an active association which has been involved in the West End Arts Festival for 25 years. The Village of La Grange is upscale and vibrant and arts-focused.

For more information, contact artfest@lgba.com.

Previous call for artists from the La Grange Business Association

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