Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Our 10th annual festival is a favorite for artists and patrons.
The festival is held in beautiful Guthrie Park near the historic Metra Line train station in Riverside, IL.
Riverside is a historic picturesque town just west of downtown Chicago and easily accessible by both public transportation and highways.
ALL artists are juried by a panel of artists, art educators, gallery owners and/or collectors. Everyone has an equal opportunity of being accepted.
RAW is a not for profit organization committed to the arts. Riverside Arts Weekend is sponsored and supported by the Village of Riverside, the Riverside Chamber of Commerce, community businesses and art patrons.
* We do not allow mass produced items or items made from kits.
Jewelry - Beaded
Jewelry - Glass
Jewelry - Metal
Jewelry - Semi and precious (precious and/or semi-precious stones set in metal, not beaded)
Photography - Digital
Pen & Ink
Jury fee $30
Booth Fee - Standard booth, 10x10 with 2-3 feet on either side and 2' behind = $300
Corner Booth - Add $75
Double Booth - 20x10 (same footprint as 10x10) = $600
We are proud to offer the following artist amenities at all of our festivals:
Professionally judged events with cash and ribbon awards
Free day and overnight parking
Continental breakfast and afternoon snacks both days of the show
Flexible booth payment schedule
Day and overnight dedicated security patrol
Indoor restroom facilities
Name badges, booth signs
Discounted hotel rooms
There will be dedicated, on-site security Friday and Saturday nights. We recommend you remove all artwork overnight. All valuables, including displays and tents are left at the artists' own risk.
D & W Events retains a public relations firm to assist with a comprehensive marketing campaign including press releases, print ads, e-blasts, social media, banners, signs and whenever possible radio and t.v.
Artists participation in the marketing effort can include sending e-blasts and/or postcards to your mailing lists, announcements on Facebook, twitter etc.
Awards are offered at all events. Award winners are posted at the festival and on our website.
Best of Show award winner receives cash, ribbon, free jury and booth fee to next years' show and show invitation for next year
First Place award winner receives cash, ribbon, and free jury fee to next years' show and show invitation for next year.
Awards of Excellence winners receive a ribbon.
JURY & JUDGING
All festivals are juried by a panel of professionals and/or educators in the art world.
Artists are judged, the first day of each show, by a different group of professionals and/or educators in the art world.
Votes are tallied and cash awards and ribbons (if applicable) are presented that afternoon.
Acceptance/non acceptance notification will be sent via email. Please make sure the email associated with your ZAPP account is current as that is the email used.
We would like to include your website in our festival brochure. If you wish to take advantage of this additional marketing opportunity, please include your website address when submitting your application.
We try to update artists of their wait list status as often as possible.
Artists on the wait list are welcome to show up the morning of a festival during set-up and register to see if any “no show” spaces become available. Final determination to add artists is at the sole discretion of D & W Events, Inc.