Festival of the Arts
34th Annual Festival of the Arts
Saturday and Sunday
August 2 and 3, 2014
The David Adler Music and Arts Center is proud to present its 34th Annual Festival of the Arts in beautiful Cook Park located in historic downtown Libertyville, Illinois. Over the last several years, Festival of the Arts has hosted some of the finest work of artists exhibiting in the country. To supplement this fine artistry the festival also presents a variety of children’s activities.
Libertyville lies approximately forty miles north of Chicago and ten miles south of the Wisconsin border. Cook Park is located on the west side of Milwaukee Avenue about one mile north of Route 176 in the heart of downtown Libertyville.
All spaces will be 10’ x 10’. Artists are responsible for providing their own display materials, tents, tables, chairs, weights, etc. Extra space can be arranged for larger works, if available, by indicating such need on the application. Artist representatives may not participate in place of the artist. Artists must be present throughout the duration of the Festival. Spaces may not be shared unless work is collaborative. Tent stakes or any other material that penetrates the ground is not allowed in Cook Park.
Artists should submit 5 digital images representing 4 different pieces of artistic work and 1 image showing their booth setup. Images submitted should be representative of the work to be exhibited at Festival of the Arts 2013. Images should be submitted in a JPEG format. Images may be submitted in two ways: 1) By CD mailed with Application; or 2) By email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your images will be reviewed by the jury as a group, and you may designate the order in which they’ll appear. Please provide clear indications of this requested order, otherwise they will be viewed in a random order. Please remember that the quality of your images can directly impact the review of your work.
All artists, regardless of previous participation in Festival of the Arts, must be selected each year by the application jury. Each media category is limited to a specific number of applicants. Best of Show winner will be exempt of jury requirement for year 2013.
Jury Categories: • Painting • Photography • 3-D Functional • 2-D Medium • Jewelry • 3-D Non-Functional
Artists Work Exhibited
All artists are responsible, by law, to pay all applicable city, state and federal taxes for work sold. All work exhibited must be original handwork, not the work of mass production studios. All work presented must be finished. Two dimensional art should be framed or equivalent. Work made with commercial molds, kits, patterns, plans, or prefabricated pieces are not allowed. The Adler Center reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted examples of artistic work or the above guidelines.
All exhibiting materials are eligible for awards.
• $200 Best of Show (1) 2013
• $50 Best of Category (6) 2013
Jury Requirement waived for 2012 Best of Show winner.
Payment and Refunds
Artists who withdraw after submitting an application prior to April 11th and artists not selected by the application jury will be refunded 100% of their booth fee. Artists who withdraw after April 9th but before June 27th will be refunded 50% of their booth fee. Artists who withdraw after June 27th will not receive a refund. Jury Fees are non-refundable.
Exhibiting artists accept full responsibility for the care and safety of their work. The David Adler Music and Arts Center and the Village of Libertyville assume no responsibility or liability for damage, theft, vandalism or lost or stolen property.
2014 Festival of the Arts Food Vendor
In addition to fine art and entertainment this year, the Festival of the Arts would like to provide our visitors with a variety and quality food choices.
Food vendors at the Festival of the Arts will be chosen based on their menus and the look and cleanliness of their sales area as judged from pictures submitted with applications.
Applications must be received by June 12, 2014.
To apply to be a Food Vendor at this years Festival of the Arts click the link below.
Youth Art Division
This year the Festival of the Arts is excited to present a wonderful opportunity to youths to exhibit and sell their artwork to the public!
The festival will provide a venue for youths to showcase original, creative artwork to a large public audience. This opportunity will allow you to experience what it is like be a professional artist over the festival weekend.
If you would like to participate, please read the guidelines below and fill out the application and mail it to us with your booth fee of $40.00 as soon as possible. While the adult artists are juried, the Youth Art Division is filled with artists on a first come/first served basis.