Applying to Art Affair

Download an Application

Join fellow artists on the lush grounds of the Towne Square of Palatine, where your exhibition booth will front onto pristine paved walkways. Enjoy entertainment by local musicians and share your work with thousands of visitors to this special event.

A Juried Show

An Art Affair Around the Square is a juried art fair. Judges are selected from the area arts community at large to review all images and then put together a selection of quality exhibitions covering a wide variety of mediums.


Application/Jury Fee $25
10×10 Booth Fee (register by 3/1/17) $125
10×10 Booth Fee (by 3/1/17) $175

How to Apply

  1. Please download and fill out the application and sign the agreement.
  2. Include two checks, one non-refundable check for the jury fee and one for the booth fee. The booth fee will be cashed only upon acceptance into the fair.
  3. Send your application and checks to: Palatine Jaycees, PO Box 1517, Palatine IL 60078-1517
  4. Email digital images to


Artists should submit up to four images, however one MUST be of your booth. Images will only be accepted via email. All images should be emailed to


Artists provide their own white tents. All tents MUST use weights or other above ground stabilizers. Staking your tent will result in a $100 fine from the Palatine Park District.


A panel of qualified arts judges will judge all Art Affair exhibitors. There will be a minimum of three cash awards. Awards will be announced on Saturday afternoon.

Set up & Security

Artists can set up tents on Friday evening. Help will be available for unloading and take down. Volunteers will be available throughout both days to watch booths during breaks. Overnight security for the tents has been arranged for Saturday night.