CHICAGO – The 57th Street Art Fair invites artists with high-quality, handmade, original work to apply to be part of the 74th annual juried event in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, June 5-6, 2021. This two day event showcases a range of original work in glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics and fiber art entirely designed, created and exhibited by artists from around the country.
Reproductions, unlimited editions, and mass-produced works are not allowed. Applications must be received by January 15, 2021 to be considered for the jury.
Known as the Midwest’s oldest and juried art fair, the 57th Street Art Fair attracted almost 200 artists and thousands of attendees in 2019. While the 2020 in-person Fair was cancelled due to COVID-19, the show was held virtually.
The upcoming two-day IN-PERSON fair is scheduled for June 5 and 6 and headlines Chicago’s busiest festival season. The fair provides an outstanding opportunity for exhibiting artists to sell to thousands of enthusiastic shoppers. The team is planning as if the fair will definitely be on-site in 2021, but will be prepared to pivot virtually once again should COVID-19 restrictions be in place.
Wood items are encouraged under the Wood Objects/Handcrafted Furniture category. Items must be one-of-a-kind and made entirely by the exhibiting artist. Items can be made using hand tools or machinery.
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