Please read all information below in full before filling out the application below.

Unfortunately, we do not accept guest jewelers to our show because our member jewelers currently fill our quota. Please be aware that jewelers will not be juried. Thank you!

NEW THIS YEAR: We are opening up our application to women artists who live in the following Midwest states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan & Ohio.

Accepted mediums & other considerations: We try to keep a good balance of style, price and medium at our shows. At this time, our Chicago Art Girls jewelers have already filled the jewelry category. If you create in any category OTHER than jewelry, we welcome you to apply.

** A note to previous & new guest artists: Previous guest artists are not guaranteed a return for subsequent shows. Unfortunately, we have a fixed number of openings and need to keep a rotating group of artists to appeal to our ever-growing audience. If you are not accepted again, please know it has nothing to do with the quality of your work… we still love you and encourage you to apply in the future. These decisions have more to do with keeping our show balanced and fresh.

Show Dates & Times: Saturday and Sunday, December 15th-16th, 11am-5pm both days.

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

Booth size: 6x8'. We have a limited number of corner booths available for an extra $35. Please let us know on the application if you’d like to be put on the list for a corner spot. We will let you know upon acceptance if we were able to give you a corner.

Electricity: Available to all vendors at no charge.

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.

Artist booths: 41 total booths: 29 member booths, 12 guest booths available

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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, we cannot provide a refund of your booth fee. 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 Common Pantry, a local organization that provides emergency food & social services to northside neighbors. We will be selling raffle tickets during the event 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 Common Pantry, we will be collecting these items by October 15th – 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. 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.

Application instructions: Please enter your email address and click the blue START button at the bottom and fill out the application form in full. Be sure to attach the three required photos (you may submit up to five photos total). Please label your photos with your COMPANY NAME FIRST so that we can easily find them. Example: chicagoartgirls_01.jpg or chicagoartgirls_bowl.jpg. Note that we may use any of these photos in our promotional materials, as well as your Facebook and Instagram handles. Any applications that are incomplete will not be considered.

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


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 day 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 15th-16th - Show dates! (11am-5pm both days)