The Village of Schaumburg is following State and County mandates. The open nature of the festival grounds makes verifying vaccination status for all fest patrons impractical. All Prairie Arts Festival activities will be held outdoors on municipal center grounds; attendees are encouraged to follow practices/make decisions that are in their best interests for their own health and safety.
Also featuring live entertainment, food truck vendors, and children’s activities on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center adjacent to the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.
The Village of Schaumburg cordially invites you to display your ﬁne work at our 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28. It’s a juried art fair, both for entry and prizes. The site is beautiful, with clusters of display areas bordering a picturesque pond guarded by a pair of graceful mute swans named Louis and Serena. And possibly a knot of newly hatched cygnets. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for application is March 1. Notiﬁcation of jurying results sent to artists by March 10. Booth fee is charged upon acceptance; your booth space will not be reserved without payment. Set-up information is sent by May 5.
A panel of judges will award the following cash prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $300, 3rd Place - $200, 8 Merit Awards of $100 each, and the John F. Latko Award of Excellence - $250
A complimentary continental breakfast with invited art patrons will be available to all artists both mornings on the plaza in front of the Prairie Center.
Clay/Pottery: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
Digital: Digital art refers to art made using software, computers, or other electronic devices.
Drawing: A picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint.
Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing, or other forms of mass production are accepted.
Furniture: Handmade objects such as tables, chairs, chests, and desks used in a home or business.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry.
Leather: Sculptural or decorative work made from leather.
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal.
Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece (e.g. drawing, painting, digital works, etc.).
Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.
Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
Painting: Including acrylic, gouache, oil, pastel, and watercolor.
Paper: Sculptural or decorative work made from paper.
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable.
Printmaking: Hand-pulled original prints. Prints should be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.