We are excited to welcome you to participate in "Hecho En" Arts & Craft Fair in the Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood this summer. This Art Fair is focused on the Artists, Artisans and Makers of our diverse communities in the United States. Over 100 makers will be lined on 18th Street, between Ashland and Paulina Avenues exhibiting many styles, cultures, and colorful original artwork and original designed products. This arts and craft fair honors the dedication of our creative community and the public who appreciates and supports the Maker’s movement. Thank you for your interest in applying to be a vendor! We look forward to hosting you.
Friday, May 22, 2020: Deadline for applications
Monday, June 1, 2020: Email notification of acceptance
Monday, June 8, 2020: Deadline for accepted artists to commit to exhibit and to remit booth fee.
Monday, June 22, 2020: Deadline to cancel participation and receive full refund of booth fee.
Arts and Craft Fair Dates: July 25th and July 26th, 2020
All artwork displayed must be original and produced entirely by the hands of the exhibiting artist. While other fairs may allow reproductions, we do not.
You may apply in more than one category, but you must submit a separate application and separate images with booth shot for each medium.
Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural. No artwork from mass produced studios, collectives, or items made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, or prefabricated pieces are allowed. Artists may not exhibit work purchased in part or in entirety from other artists for resale.
Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. (Digital photo editing within the confines of what could be done in the darkroom is allowed in the photography category.) Work must be signed and numbered limited editions, using archival papers, inks, and emulsions.
Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax, crayons, etc. or from a fluid medium of ink on archival material are accepted in this medium. Reproduction prints are allowed.
Unique, one of a kind artwork crafted from fibers, including embroidery, basketry, weaving, and tapestry created by the exhibiting artist alone are accepted. Includes but not limited to wearable art. No machine-tooled work, machine-screen printing or other forms of mass production are accepted.
Functional and sculptural work using kiln forming, blowing, molding or casting as well as cold working processes are permitted. No forms of mass production or reproductions are permitted.
Jewelers must be the designers and hands-on makers of their one of a kind works. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work. The Art Fair prefers that any beads used in jewelry-making be fabricated by the artist. No reproductions.
One of a kind unique pieces created by the exhibiting artist are welcome. No machine tooled, machine-screen printed, or other forms of mass production accepted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, are allowed. No reproductions.
Acrylic, oil, gouache, and watercolors are accepted in this medium. Reproduction prints are allowed must be presented as signed and editioned.
Flat and three dimensional unique one of a kind works made with paper by the exhibiting artist are accepted. Reproduction prints are allowed must be presented as signed edition.
Includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. Only artist's original source material is acceptable. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered on archival material and all work displayed in the booth must be for sale. Signage of an overtly commercial nature listing the availability of numerous sizes, print surfaces, and/or other framing options is prohibited.
Only hand pulled original mono-print, serigraph, lithograph, etching, woodcut or other relief techniques are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival material.
Unique, one of a kind, art that is 3-dimensionally sculptural and is original work done in any medium by the exhibiting artist is welcome. No reproductions or mass-produced work.
Small Batched Items
This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional items including but not limited to handmade soaps, candles, T-shirts and limited edition screen-printed items, and other Original one of a kind pieces are accepted. No reproductions are allowed.
Wood Objects/Hand-Crafted Furniture
Unique, one of a kind, original hand-tooled, machine worked, or carved work made entirely by the exhibiting artist is accepted. No reproductions or mass-produced work.