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

CALL INFORMATION:

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.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION & GUIDELINES:

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

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Fixed
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Aberdeen Marsh-Ozga
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
7085247800
Contact Address: 
1010 Lake Street
Oak Park  Illinois  60301
United States