A P P L Y

THE 2017 HOLIDAY SHOW APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

*** Application notifications were sent out September 12th ***

 

REVIEW OF IMPORTANT INFO:

Show Dates & Times: Saturday and Sunday, December 16th-17th, 11am-5pm both days.

Show Location: Alexander Graham Bell School: 3730 N. Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 

Parking: Both artists & patrons are able to park for FREE in the school lot right outside of the entrance to the show, as well as on the surrounding streets.

Booth size: 6x8.' Corner booths are an extra $35. If you have requested a corner booth, we will let you know upon acceptance if we were able to give you one.

Electricity: Available to all vendors at no charge.

Application fee: FREE

Application deadline: August 31st

Notifications: September 12th  

Booth fee: $275 standard booth ($310 corner booth if requested & notified of assignment)

Booth payment deadline: September 21st, 2017. If you’ve been accepted and have not paid by that date, we’ll move to the first person on the waitlist.

Cancellation policy: If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund if we are notified of your cancellation before October 15th, 2017. You are entitled to a 50% refund between October 15 and November 15th *only if we can fill your space.* If we cannot fill the space, there will be no refund. We cannot offer any refunds after November 15th.

Charity/Raffle: For each Chicago Art Girls Holiday Show, we choose a charity to support with our event.  This year our efforts will go to supporting GirlForward, a local organization that provides services & safe spaces for refugee girls, “a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.”  We will be selling raffle tickets both before & during the event, in partnership with the local Girls Scouts, where patrons can win groupings of donated artworks.  Your participation in donating to the raffle is in no way required, and will not affect your standing going forward, including acceptance to future Chicago Art Girls shows.  However, if you would like to donate an item of your artwork to help GirlForward, we will be collecting these items by October 1st – thank you in advance.

Promotion: Our social media mavens have a great track record of getting the word out in places like The Reader, NPR, Time Out Chicago, and Windy City Live, and this year we are hiring some PR help to get the word out even further. Also, our Chicago Art Girls are seasoned veterans of the art fair circuit and have extensive mailing lists of art buyers who attend our show. We also consistently post to our Facebook and Instagram accounts. In addition, we have postcards available for you to send to your mailing list and/or to hand out at prior events.

Questions?  Drop us a line at chicagoartgirls@gmail.com

REVIEW OF IMPORTANT DATES:

August 31st - Application deadline
September 12th - Notifications are emailed
September 21st - Booth fees are due ($275 standard, $310 corner if requested & notified)
October 15th - Last date to cancel in order to be refunded full booth fee
November 15th - Last date to cancel in order to be refunded 50% of booth fee, only if we can fill your space.  No refunds after this date.
December 16th-17th - Show dates! (11am-5pm both days)

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If you would like to receive future applications via email, please fill out the form below. We unfortunately cannot accept guest jewelers to our show because member jewelers (over)fill our quota.  If you are a jeweler, you will not receive an application via email if you request one just to keep things running smoothly.   Thank you!

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