Call for Local Makers: Artwork, Functional Objects, & Gourmet Edibles for "Urban Local Made" Program


Visit Oak Park seeks artisans for its Urban Local Made program, a curated collection of artwork, objects and gourmet edibles of varied price points that cater to the tastes and interests of both tourists and the local community. 

Chicago-area artisans whose work is of museum-quality or which otherwise exhibits a modern aesthetic with a focus on regional themes are invited to submit proposals.  The selection committee seeks demonstrable tie-ins to communities within our service area or the city of Chicago whether through iconic architecture/design, transportation systems, notable figures, local sourcing and production, etc.

Proposals may include, but are not limited to: functional objects for the home, decorative accessories, jewelry, apparel, notecards, fine art/prints ($250 or less), holiday, and artisanal-crafted (shelf-stable) foods.  While primarily interested in proposals for artist consignments*, Visit Oak Park will also consider submissions for wholesale partnerships with local makers.

Selected artists will be displayed at the Visitors Center for a minimum of 4 months, plus receive additional promotion through the Visit Oak Park website and social media, and Urban Local Made marketing campaign.


All proposals should be sent via email to View PDF titled "Submission Information_Spring18" for specific information and guidelines!

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Aberdeen Marsh-Ozga
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Address: 
1010 Lake Street
Oak Park  Illinois  60301
United States