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Jacki Bils

Hello Michael, Thanks for your comment. I have updated the Winter Boutique Arts & Crafts Fair to December 10th. I hope you have a great turn out.

Michael Dickson

Howdy...I noticed that your date for the Hawthorn Middle School Boutique in Vernon Hills is wrong--the date is actually December 10th, not December 5th, as listed here...thought you'd like to know.

Jacki Bils

Hello Sheryl, Did you remember the Port Clinton Art Festival? I hope so. How was the show? Let us know.


You FORGOT the Port Clinton Art Festival. 8/29-30, 2015. 260 juried artists.

Jacki Bils

Hello Aaron, I can't tell you how much it would cost you to have a booth in a show. Every show has their own fees. Fees vary from show to show. You will need to contact the shows you want to show your work in. For information about the business of selling your work at art shows you might like to join us at Art Fair Insiders. Copy and paste this into your browser: www.artfairinsiders.com. Good luck

Aaron F Ruiz

Could you please inform me on how can I get a booth to sell my handmade merchandise. how much is it? how those this work. please inform me.

Thank you

Jacki Bils

Hello O Mahieu, We don't have anything to do with the shows or with their decisions on selecting artists for their shows. My suggestion is that you need to go to the website of the shows you would like to sell your work in. Look for the information on applying to their show. You should find a list of the rules you must follow and an application. Most shows have this on line. Some do not. You will just have to look around. Once you find a show you are interested in you can apply. Good luck



Jacki Bils

Hello Bob, I think I know what you need. You need to get a Calls for Artists from www.CallsforArtists.com. We don't allow calls for artists to be put here. However, we only list juried art shows. Check out our website and see if it works for you.


I have inside and outside spots available. We get 15,000 people on average over the weekend.
Rain or Shine - Indoor and Outdoor Displays

We look forward to seeing you drive on our road this autumn!

Brian Czarnik

Art for Animals 2nd showing at beautiful KLAS in cicero, IL.

Jacki Bils

Hello Wendy, Thank you for alerting me to that mistake. I have corrected it. We strive to keep our calendar as correct as possible and appreciate you contacting us.

Thanks, Jacki

Wendy W

Please correct your post for the 21st Annual SOFA show in November, not October. According to their website, the SOFA show is November 7-9, 2014. See http://www.sofaexpo.com/chicago/visit#dates.

Jacki Bils

Hello Linda, That is a very good question. The little asterisk means that I have checked and verified the show's dates and they are correct. The asterisk really is to help me. When I up-date the calendar I know that I need to work on the shows that don't have an asterisk.

I am sure there are others who are also wondering what the asterisk means. And now they know, too.


What does it mean if a show's name has an asterisk?

Jacki Bils

Hello Brian, I see you have an art show. If you are interested in having it listed here, follow the directions at this link: http://www.artfaircalendar.com/art_fair/advertise-with-us.html

However, keep in mind that we only list juried art shows on our calendar.

Brian Czarnik

1st Art for Animals

Join two local animal caretakers as they host their first exhibit and
10% of sales will be donated to various animal conservation causes.

Jacki Bils

Hello Jay. We certainly appreciate being updated on the changes for this show. We don't always find out until an art patron can't find the show as listed. So, thanks for helping us keep our calendar as correct as possible.
Jacki Bils

Jay L.

Hi all,

I wanted to make sure that everyone knows Ravenswood Remix is now called Remix Chicago. Our event will take place 8/31-9/1 but we are now located on Milwaukee Ave. between Fullerton and California, in the Logan Square neighborhood.

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