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Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe , Illinois 60022
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6th Annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

Overview

Event Overview:

Amdur Productions proudly announces the 6th annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival this summer. The festival is located 1/2 hour north of Chicago in Glencoe and showcases the work of 95 unique artists in a pristine setting overlooking a lake, spectacular gardens and 385 acres of majesty. All of the artwork embodies a botanic theme, use or material. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to see the masters at work, with interactive art demos and booth chats taking place all weekend long!

The festival opens at 4 pm July 1 with a special Chicago Botanic Garden Members Preview, and is then open to the public July 2 and 3. The preview party is exclusive for members of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

The incredible artwork available for purchase at the Festival is rivaled only by the beauty of the setting. The 385-acre Chicago Botanic Garden features 26 breathtaking display gardens and four natural areas uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. The Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival adds to a day of exploring one of the Midwest’s most celebrated destinations!

No admission fee. Regular parking fees apply. Free parking every day of the year for Garden members.

Exhibitor Information:

The Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, rated as one of the top 12 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine, features art of a botanic theme, material or use in one of the most major botanic gardens in the United States. The festival is located 1/2 hour north of Chicago in Glencoe and showcases the work of 100 unique artists in a pristine setting overlooking a lake, spectacular gardens and 385 acres of majesty. Attendance to the Chicago Botanic Garden peaks during the festival weekend with crowds flocking to the festival from all over the Chicago area. With a membership base of 50,000 and an annual attendance of one million people, The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the premier gardens in the United States.

The festival opens at 4 pm July 1 with a special Chicago Botanic Garden Members Preview Party, and is then open to the public July 2 and 3. The preview party is exclusive for members of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Show set up is July 1 during the day.

Artists dolly into this festival from load in points. The festival is held on a flat, tree lined grass and stone esplanade.  Support from Amdur Productions staff and optional motorized carry-all carts that shuttle artists work from curb side to their booth location eases load in and take down.  On site food and a well-equipped Visitor’s Center add comfort to the weekend. An easy art pick up location is provided so that artists can take large pieces to customers easily.

A special VIP Garden Tour is held for artists over the weekend.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Easy listening music compliments the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden for a very enjoyable weekend.

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