Date: Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Westfield Old Orchard Mall
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Address: 4905 Old Orchard Center
Skokie IL
Beneficiary: Skokie Chamber of Commerce
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The amazing experience of one of Chicago’s largest shopping destinations also becomes a showcase for creativity when the North Shore Festival of Art returns to the Westfield Old Orchard center in north suburban Skokie on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the fest will feature the for-sale works of more than 100 artists and complement Old Orchard’s mix of 125 stores/services and 19 restaurant and food options. Further welcoming visitors to this art extravaganza will be Old Orchard’s lush outdoor landscaping, fountains and other soothing amenities on the grounds of the sprawling 1.8 million square-foot upscale shopping mecca.

Admission is free as is a wealth of free parking.

Beyond art, shopping and food, kids can find entertainment at the fest’s interactive family zone, and adults can relax and enjoy ticketed afternoon wine tastings.

North Shore Festival of Art is a collaborative weekend event presented by Westfield Old Orchard, the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry and produced by Special Events Management.

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Call for Artists


April 1, 2018: Regular Deadline:
Online applications must be received by midnight CST. -Checks are not accepted
*Paper Applications are not accepted for this event.

Week of April 2, 2018: Jury Session

Week of April 9 , 2018: Acceptance Notifications are sent out (please do not call).

April 20, 2018:  DEADLINE for accepting your participation by picking out your booth space and  Confirming your participation by finalizing paymet for booth fee and optinal equipment rentals. Please remember that you are not Confirmed into the event until you have accepted your invitation and continued to proceed to checkout to pay for your booth space at which time your status will be updated to "Confirmed." Only at this status are you confirmed into the event. "Accepted" is not the same as "Confirmed".

First week in July 2018Booth space assignments,Load in location and time as well as other information will be sent out to the artists e-mail address on file.

June 17, 2018: Deadline to cancel and receive 50% refund (less $50 administrative fee)

July 20, 2018: Artist Set-Up between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm, July 21, set up between 7:00 am and 9:00 am:
July 21st and July 22nd, North Shore Festival of Art

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.