About the Event
2018 Show Dates:
May 26 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
May 27 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
This award-winning, highly regarded show features the work of approximately 100 juried artists in mediums including watercolor, oil, sculputre, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood, mixed media, glass and more. All are exhibited and available for sale during the 20th anniversary of this outdoor event.
Boasting outstanding architecture and historic significance, St. Charles has long been a destination for the arts, dining, entertainment, outdoor and water recreation, shopping and festivals. The St. Charles Fine Art Show has built a reputation of being a diverse group of high-quality art, and we attract an audience of art lovers and buyers who come from the entire Chicago-land area and beyond.
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The 20th Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show showcases the work of 100 juried fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non Wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free to the public event.
Located along the banks of the scenic Fox River in the heart of our vibrant downtown during Memorial Day weekend (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday, May 27 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
The St. Charles Fine Art Show attracts over 30,000 art buyers and supporters, who come from all over Chicagoland and beyond during this two day show. These supporters generated over $83,000 in our Purchase Award Program last year alone.
St. Charles is a lively urban oasis that has long been a destination for the arts and unique festivals, as well as authentic dining experiences, lively entertainment, outdoor adventures and walkable shopping.
JURY FEE (non refundable): $35
BOOTH FEES: SINGLE 10 X 10 $395 DOUBLE 10 X 20 $795
SEP 8, 2017: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
JAN 31, 2018: APPLICATION DEADLINE
FEB 7, 2018: JURY BEGINS
FEB 9, 2018: JURY ENDS / ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS
FEB 28, 2018: DEADLINE TO ACCEPT INVITATION AND PAY BOOTH FEE
MAY 25, 2018: ARTIST SET UP 8:00AM – 4:00PM
MAY 26, 2018: ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW 10:00AM – 6:00PM
MAY 27, 2018: ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Complimentary Coffee, Water and Soda available Saturday and Sunday
Complimentary Artist Box Lunches on Saturday and Sunday
Strong advertising and media coverage as well as on-going social media promotions
24 hour security on show site as well as secured artist parking
More than 30,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and buyers in attendance in 2017
Over $6000 in Artist Awards, including Best of Show, Awards of Excellence and Judges Awards
A friendly committee of Volunteers working to make it a great show for you
A surrounding downtown that’s anything but mainstream with entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining all within walking distance of the St. Charles Fine Art Show
The St. Charles Fine Art Show is an exhibition and sale of original artwork–imagined, created and signed by the artist of record. Original art only will be considered in all mediums. Prints and reproductions must be limited to 10% of the overall display and must be of original art also on display. Commercial products or multiples of any works are not acceptable.