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Calling local artists now to enter (sub)URBAN ART WALK


Local artists are invited to enter visual art walk in downtown Naperville slated for June 16

Downtown Naperville will become the backdrop for the inaugural (sub)URBAN ART WALK, from noon to 4PM, Sat., June 16, presented by the Downtown Naperville Alliance, Arranmore Center for the Arts and the Naperville Art League.

Artists will have the opportunity to show their work throughout the Downtown Naperville area in local businesses. Cash prizes will be awarded.

A call to artists for (sub)URBAN ART WALK seeks entries for the juried art exhibit by May 18. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show: $500 presented by john greene Realtor; 2nd Place: $250 presented by Naperville Bank & Trust; and 3rd Place $100 Downtown Naperville Gift Card presented by the Downtown Naperville Alliance; and People’s Choice Award: iPad presented by john greene Realtor.

The walk is open to all regional visual artists.

FYI: Images on this page include Naperville artist Marianne Lisson Kuhn as she adds touches to the Century Walk mural along Rubins Way, now in progress as part of the outdoor art in public places project established in 1996. The  Landforms sculpture is located at Eagle Street along the Riverwalk, a gift presented in 1984 to the City from the Naperville Art League, a nonprofit enterprise celebrating 50 years in Naperville.  Founded in 1961, the volunteer-based organization offers art instruction and education, encourages interest in all forms of creative art, stimulates understanding and appreciation of art in the community, and participates in other related activities such as the (sub)URBAN ART WALK and its renowned Riverwalk Fine Art Fair in September.  Here’s to another 50 years, NAL!

Submit and Upload your Art

Submissions of work to (sub)URBAN ART WALK constitutes an agreement to the conditions and terms stated. Artist authorizes the use of submitted digital imagery for publicity purposes in conjunction with the show including distribution on the Arranmore Center for the Arts website.

Note: A maximum of two artworks, per artist, may be submitted for jurying. No entry fee. If accepted, $15 hanging fee. Must be available or have a representative to be with the art from 11:30AM-4PM Sat., June 16, to answer questions and watch over artwork. Businesses are not liable. Must provide easel or presentation structure to present work.

An Artist Reception to award prizes will be at 5PM, Sat., June 16, at john greene Realtor, 220 S. Main Street, 2nd floor, located near Liam, Heaven on Seven and Dean’s Fine Clothing, three independently-owned businesses in downtown Naperville.

Entries are due by noon Fri., May 18.

For more information, contact Shannon Greene Robb at sgr@arranmorearts.org or call (630) 632-5161.

Thanks for supporting the arts—visual, performing, culinary and the list goes on!

The Naperville Woman’s Club will host the longest-running outdoor art fair in Illinois in mid-July at Naper Settlement. The Naperville Art League will host its annual Riverwalk Fine Fair in mid-September.

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