The Highland Arts Council is celebrating world-class art in a hometown atmosphere with its 15th annual Art in the Park event. The two-day juried event is seeking professional artists to exhibit and sell their artwork. Art in the Park, which brings 9,000 attendees annually, will be held October 12-14, 2018 at Lindendale Park in Highland, Illinois – just 30 miles east of St. Louis.
This October, the Highland Arts Council is welcoming artists in the following categories: clay, drawing/pastels, fabric and fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, mixed media, oils/acrylics, photography, sculpture, painting. The Council presents $9,000 in juried prize money for each of the 11 categories.
Artists must offer original work displayed on screens, panels or easels. Artists are required to be present with their work during all festival hours, including the Friday night artist reception. All booth exhibition requirements, additional information and a downloadable application form are available on the Highland Arts Council website at www.highlandartscouncil.org/art-in-the-park-artists. Submissions for application and materials are currently being accepted.
"We have 70 booths available and we encourage artists to apply soon because they fill up quickly," said Lynnette Schuepbach, the event chairperson and the president of the Highland Arts Council, the producer of Art in the Park.
Art in the Park is free and open to the public. Artwork will be exhibited and offered for sale in outdoor booths from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. A VIP Preview Party will also be held Friday before the event on October 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The weekend-long event also hosts live entertainment, delicious food, Kids Kreations area, Art Gallery…Just for Kids, youth art from local students, and an interactive public art project.
The Highland Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit, actively promotes the arts in the community of Highland through a variety of activities and projects. The Highland Arts Council provides a showcase for local artists and an educational opportunity for many members of the community to enrich their appreciation of the arts. The Highland Arts Council is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote all areas of the arts as well as providing budding artists, both young and old, with new and creative ways to showcase their art. Donations to Highland Arts Council are tax deductible as a charitable donation. For more information about the Highland Arts Council, visit www.highlandartscouncil.org. Follow the Highland Arts Council on Facebook and Twitter.