GREENWICH VILLAGE ART FAIR
SEPT 16 & 17 | SAT 10–6, SUN 10–5
PRESENTING SPONSOR TBA
on the grounds of
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
711 NORTH MAIN STREET
Begun in 1948, the Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair is one of the oldest, continuous outdoor art fairs in the Midwest and combines juried fine art with family-friendly activities, live music, and an atmosphere that brings the community together in a vibrant, art-filled, setting.
The event takes place in Rockford, the third largest city in the State of Illinois, on smooth, level pavement at Riverfront Museum Park on the west bank of the Rock River and is always held on the second weekend after Labor Day.
The RAM Greenwich Village Art Fair is a fundraising event for the Rockford Art Museum with admission and food revenue benefiting the educational programs. The event is limited to no more than 155 juried artists who compete for $4,500 in cash awards and more than $10,000 in purchase awards.
PRIZE MONEY AND JUDGING
The show is limited to no more than 155 artists representing a cross section of medias. Awards totaling $4,500 are presented to one Best of Show, six Judges Choice, and five Honorable Mention. Award winners are notified on the Saturday afternoon of the fair and ribbons are presented. Award checks are distributed on Sunday morning at the Awards Breakfast.
The judge is selected on an annual basis from outside the Rockford community with a strong background in fine art, technique and education.
Local businesses and individual art collectors pledge more than $10,000 in purchase awards to stimulate sales throughout the weekend.
A maximum of 155 artists representing all eligible medias will exhibit at the RAM Greenwich Village Art Fair. Each year the previous year's award recipients are invited to participate and the jury process is waived. The jury committee views images simultaneously. Artists are selected based on criteria including the quality of work by media and the booth image showing display techniques. Artists not initially selected in their category may be considered for the wait list and offered show positions as they become available, up to and including the day of the show.
To apply click here.
IN ADVANCE $5, free for ages 12 and younger
available at Rockford Art Museum Store
AT THE GATE $7, free for ages 12 and younger