Call for Artists for 12th Annual Juried Art Fair

The Palatine Jaycees are taking artist applications for their 12th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” on September 10th and 11th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM in Towne Square in Downtown Palatine at the corners of Smith Street and Palatine Road.

Artists of all ages and specialties are encouraged to apply, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels to name a few. Applications can be found at or request one by email at

“We are encouraged by the diversity of artists who participated in the past and we want to continually bring new talent to the show. This quality, juried art show is a celebration of all forms of art, from the traditional to the contemporary. Besides a wide range of art for purchase, the weekend show includes a raffle, interactive activities and live entertainment by local musicians,” said Show Chair Sarah McKillop.  

“An Art Affair Around the Square has a well deserved reputation among artists as an artist-friendly show. We treat our artists to a light breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday morning and watch the booths if someone needs to run an errand or go to lunch.  We also provide overnight security to ensure the safekeeping of their artwork,” McKillop continued.

The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees, one of the nearly 60 local chapters throughout Illinois, has over 100 members and is one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community.  In Palatine, the Jaycees conduct approximately 50-60 projects per year including Christmas tree sales, and the annual HometownFest Fourth of July celebration.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine.  For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events write to the Palatine Jaycees, Post Office Box 1517, Palatine, IL 60078-1517, call them at 847-604-0288, email them at or visit their web site at