Art in the Wilds applications available

From staff reports

The annual Art in the Wilds show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26 in shady Evergreen Park in Kane on State Route 66 which is also Fraley Street just south of the business district. Applications for the show are available now.

They are looking for quality fine art and fine crafts. Eligible artists and artisans are invited to apply for this year’s event. The show goes on rain or shine.

The applications will all go to a panel of jurors on March 1. Applications that showcase the best creative work in our region are especially sought and the committee works to provide a variety of media.

Art in the Wilds has some specific requirements regarding the types of work accepted. Only original hand-made works is eligible. Commercially or mass-produced items are not eligible.

Other items not accepted include items made from kits, commercial molds, logos or patterns, mass-produced items. At this time dried florals, calendars, shells, soaps, and edible items are not accepted.

All artists apply on the Art in the Wilds website submitting their artist statement, a description of their process and high quality photos of their work.

The jury panel will look for strong visual impact, mastery of their craft, creativity, and presentation.

Application deadline for submission is March 1.

The application and more information for artists can be found at

Art in the Wilds is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization and donations are tax deductible. More information can be found at