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The Deer Path Art League presents

The 62nd Annual Art Fair on the Square

Market Square – Lake Forest, Illinois
Outdoor Juried Fine Art Show

Sunday, September 4 &
Monday, September 5, 2016
Labor Day Weekend
10 am-5 pm both days

The 62nd Annual Art Fair on the Square is the signature event for the Deer Path Art League and our gift to the community. The two-day, juried fine art show, located in historic Lake Forest Market Square, attracts over 20,000 attendees, is free to the public, and celebrates the individual artisan.

Last year nearly 400 national and international artists applied to participate. The selected 180 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.

Featured specialty booths will include Creation Station an interactive children’s art tent, the entrepreneurial Young Artists area with artisanal crafts, the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Artslink tent highlighting over 20 community arts not-for-profits and the Information Tent, which details Deer Path Art League programming.

For over 62 years, the not-for-profit Deer Path Art League has been dedicated to the creation and appreciation of art through a variety of classes and summer camps at Gorton Community Center, exhibitions of student and member work, and the awarding of a scholarship at Lake Forest High School.

Hosting Art Fair helps to fulfill the Art League 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. We hope to see you there to help us celebrate the tradition of supporting the arts on the North Shore.


Art Fair on the Square

How to Register for Art Fair on the Square 2016

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 62nd Annual Art Fair on the Square please visit: zapplication.org and create an account. We will open registration after December 1st, 2015 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.

Click Image below for 2015 Art Fair on the Square Brochure

How to Sponsor or Advertise at Art Fair on the Square

Thank you for your interest in the Deer Path Art League Art Fair on the Square. To be a sponsor or advertiser please review last year's brochure (above) and click one of the two links (below) for more information about the opportunities we provide. There are five levels of sponsorships and significant opportunities to advertise for our signature event.

Sponsorship Form

Advertising Form