More than 100,000 art savvy, loyal attendees and buyers visit this high caliber festival which celebrates its 34th year this summer. Located in the affluent community of Highland Park, Illinois, the Port Clinton Art Festival is one of the most acclaimed art festivals in the country and is rated one of the top 6 art shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine and a top show by Art Fair Calendar.
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Highland Park is a community of 30,000 with more than 52% of the households having incomes of $100,000 or more. About 22% of the households have incomes of $200,000 plus. Situated in the affluent suburb of Highland Park, art collectors wait to buy the really big pieces at this end of summer event. The best of the best is what art lovers come to see and buy at this festival.
Spread over the downtown streets, people start arriving at this festival before the official 10 am opening Saturday. Food and music at the section called “Taste of Highland Park” add to the weekend. A youth division gives artists under 18 a chance to participate in the Junior Division.
Jury selection is very competitive. Artists are encouraged to submit their very best images in jury.
Day before set up allows for a comfortable easy paced load in. Artists are well supported during the festival by staff and volunteers.
The new adored layout which debuted in 2015 will continue in 2016 giving everyone an easy street location in the heart of the downtown.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, great food and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.
*Dates and details subject to change*
PORT CLINTON ART FESTIVAL – ARTIST’S INFO
RATED 6 BEST FINE ART & DESIGN SHOW BY SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE!
Highland Park, Illinois • August 26 & 27, 2017 • 10am- 6pm • Booth Fee $765