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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View PDF titled "Submission Information_Spring18" for specific information and guidelines!