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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.

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Previous call for artists from the La Grange Business Association


La Grange West End Arts Festival – Call For Artists

La Grange Business Association invites artists to apply to the La Grange West End Arts Festival in Illinois. Booth fee of $300.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2017

2017 La Grange West End Arts Festival dates: Saturday, September 9th: 10 am – 6 pm (optional evening hours) and Sunday, September 10th: 10 am – 4 pm.

Artist amenities include:

  • Coordinated loading and unloading
  • Friday check-in and set-up
  • Treat bag plus continental breakfast both days of the show
  • Booth sitters available
  • Overnight security
  • Festival program with listing of artists attending
  • Name badges and booth signs
  • Free day and overnight (no RV’s) parking
  • Professionally judged with cash and ribbon awards
  • Friendly volunteers willing to assist you
  • Strong festival marketing and publicity campaign supported by the La Grange Business Association

La Grange West End Arts Festival ribbons, recognition, and cash prizes:

  • Best of Show: $500
  • 1st Place: $250
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $100

In addition, award winners are invited back to the show for the following year with jury fee waived.

This juried fine arts festival has become a popular end-of-the-summer event for the community and high-caliber artists from across the country. This is due to its strong reputation as being well-organized and very artist friendly.

The West End Arts Festival has been taking place for over 20 years in La Grange, IL. It is located just west of Chicago and rated by Chicago Magazine as one of the top places to live. The community boasts more than beautiful homes, award winning restaurants, fashionable boutiques, and a thriving business community. This is also an established cultural scene of art galleries, dance, and music studios.

The staff and members of the vibrant La Grange Business Association, in cooperation with the Village of La Grange, plan, host, promote, and support the artists and festival through numerous marketing channels.

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La Grange West End Arts Festival - Call For Artists