Art in the Wilds

Carol McDonald of Tionesta shows off her paper mache animals at the 13th annual Art in the Wilds in 2019.

KANE — Artist applications are now available online for the Fourteenth Annual Art in the Wilds show in Kane.

The outdoor, juried fine arts event will be held in Evergreen Park on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forty artists are accepted through a blind-jury process. Fine arts including acrylics, oils, watercolors, drawings and limited high-quality prints and fine crafts including leather, glass, wood, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture and photography are accepted. The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

A Friday night artist reception with food and wine and free breakfasts across the street at the local Elks Club are provided on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are on site to provide booth sitting, answer questions and help with set up and take down.

Artists also have the advantage of Friday set-up with easy in and out loading and free nearby parking.

Artist awards, low space fees and inexpensive accommodations make the show affordable. A 24-hour security team makes a safe atmosphere even safer and the park is air-conditioned by nature.

Artist satisfaction is a priority with the organizers of the Art in the Wilds. The artist satisfaction rate last year was a whopping 9.7 on a 10-point scale with sales averaging $1,490 per artist.

Food vendors are available, but the art is always the focus of the family-friendly event. A six-county high school student art exhibition encourages future sustainability of the show by giving students experience in ways to use their artistic creativity.

The event is held Alumni Weekend in Kane.

Go to www.artinthewilds.org to learn more, to fill out the application and submit fees.

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