Art in the Park - 2023
October 13-15, 2023
New - New - New
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With your input, we are thrilled to announce exciting changes to Art in the Park 2023…
We will offer covered Exhibition Spaces! Six 10’x10’ spaces will be available under a pavilion within Art in the Park’s outdoor location. In addition, a huge lineup of performing arts will dazzle you with their artistic abilities.
Exhibiting in the covered pavilion is ideal if you would like to forego the trouble of a tent and want to be certain your artwork stays dry. Don’t be concerned about foot traffic. The outdoor exhibits will lead right up to the covered exhibit area. Keep checking to see the list of performing artists.
We hope the new opportunities we are adding to Art in the Park will create a buzz in the artists’ worlds as well and will make our show one you can’t pass up. We’re inviting you to share your wonderful art with our community on October 13, 14, and 15.
No increase in booth fees from 2022.
Benefits for Exhibiting Artists
$8,000 in awards to artists in 9 categories
Convenient drive-up unloading and loading
Security Friday & Saturday evenings
Approximately $7,000 in pre-sales to spend with artists
Food & snacks throughout the show
Local hotel with special rates
Postcards and digital promotional ads to help you reach your audience
Apply on-line here.
Should you be accepted, you will be notified after July 10. Booth assignments will be given in August.
The following information will be helpful in preparation for the show.
The 19th annual Art in the Park will be on October 13-15, 2023, at Lindendale Park in Highland, Illinois. Google Lindenthal Avenue and Park Hill Drive, Highland, IL 62249 to find directions to Lindendale Park.
October 13, 2023: Booth setup must be completed between 10 am and 5:00 pm.
Pizza will be provided after 1 pm.
During Happy Hour Arts Reception, booths will be open for viewing and buying from 5 pm – 8:00 pm. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served as sponsors and people who have purchased pre-sales shop the show. Artists should be in their booths during the open time and can join us for the Happy Hour Arts Reception.
October 14, 2023: Show opens from 10 am – 5 pm. Artists must be present in their booths during this time.
October 15, 2023: Continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 am.
Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:45 am. Please attend so that we can get publicity photos.
Show opens from 11 am – 4 pm. Artists must be present in their booths during this time.
Judges may be present on Friday night or Saturday.
Your booth assignment will be sent to you within 4 weeks prior to the show. If you have given us an email, it will come by that address. If you do not have an email, we will send it by snail mail.
Friday Preview Party:
Friday’s reception is open to sponsors and patrons who have already pledged to spend at least $100 at Art in the Park. This is your time to meet serious art buyers. At 8:00 pm, we will gather in a pavilion for the Reception. Artists should be in their booths during the open time and can join us for the party or remain in their booths as sales continue. It is sponsored by Edward Jones Financial Advisors.
For your travel convenience, we have a block of rooms at a rate of $97.99 (single or double) plus tax at Baymont Inn & Suites, 20 Central Boulevard, Highland, IL 62249. Their phone number is 618-651-1100. Please mention Art in the Park or Highland Arts Council when making your reservations. We would recommend making room reservations immediately.
You are required to use a white tent to create the ambience of Art in the Park. It can be quite windy, so you will need to bring adequate weights to secure your tent on grass or concrete throughout all types of weather.
Security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights.
WiFi will be available throughout the exhibits with a secure line for artists so that you can use credit cards online. Attendees will have access to an unsecured line
You will need to provide your own booth lighting for Friday’s Preview Party or for the entire weekend if you are located in the covered area. Bring a 100’ extension cord to connect to electrical power for your booth. There is no extra charge for electricity.
Each of you will receive 25 promotional postcards to help you promote the show to your customers. We will be sending them in the mail. If you need more than 25, please let us know.
Art Gallery…Just for Kids:
We are building future adult art buyers by teaching children to buy art now. If you’ve agreed to donate to the Art Gallery…Just for Kids, we request you keep the size to no larger than 11” x 14”. Please identify your art with your promotional information and booth number so that they can find you to thank you for your participation. Bring your donations with you and leave them at the hospitality booth as you check in or set up. All items will sell for $5 to children only. Adults will not be allowed to shop in the Art Gallery…Just for Kids. Proceeds will go to support the mission of Highland Arts Council.
Artists will be performing throughout the show covering music, demonstrations, and thesbian performances will be going near the booths on Saturday and Sunday. Keep watching for the lineup.
If you have made special requests for your booth space, we will make every attempt to satisfy your request in the order in which your contract application was received and according to your exhibiting history at Highland Art in the Park.
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If you prefer not to register online, but would like to join, download a Membership Application!
Membership meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
You are invited to attend, but are NOT required to attend as a member. If you choose to help with any of our programs, send an email to HAC membership chair. Click here.