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About the Show

The Deer Path Art League presents
Art Fair on the Square
Market Square – Lake Forest, Illinois

60th Annual Outdoor,
Juried Fine Art Show

Sunday, August 31 &
Monday, September 1, 2014
Labor Day Weekend
10 am -5 pm

"Art Fair on the Square" is the Deer Path Art League's signature annual event and our gift to the community. The Art Fair, which attracts visitors from Chicago, Milwaukee and over 22 suburban communities, helps to fulfill the Art League’s mission to "spark, nurture and enhance creativity as well as raise community awareness and appreciation of the arts". The mission is as true today as it was in 1954.

Last year nearly 500 national and international artists applied to participate in this event. The selected exhibitors work in a variety of disciplines including: ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture & wood. Silhouetted against classical architecture and stately mature trees, the artists set up their outdoor galleries around historic Market Square in downtown Lake Forest. This centralized arrangement makes it easy for visitors to walk the entire show. "Not too big and not too small", the show is the perfect size to comfortably visit and interact with the artists.

Featured specialty booths will include Creation Station an interactive children’s art tent, the entrepreneurial Young Artists gallery replete with their artisanal crafts and the Emerging Artists area, which highlights the inspired work of high school and college students.


How to Register for Art Fair on the Square 2015

Sunday, September 6 &
Monday, September 7, 2015

Thank you for your interest in the Deer Path Art League Art Fair on the Square. We appreciate your consideration and time. To apply for the 61st Annual Art Fair 2015 please visit: and create an account. We will open registration after December 1st, 2014 and require a $35 application fee, three images that best represent your work and one image of your booth setup outside. If accepted to the Fair, you will be required to pay a $450 Booth Fee. All fees are subject to change. Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please feel free to contact the Deer Path Art League for more information, sponsorship inquiry or to volunteer. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook for up-to-date show information. Find our event listing at Sunshine Artist.

Deer Path Art League
Art Fair on the Square Steering Committee