Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Annual Art Fair

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois is hosting its Annual Art Fair. The event will be held on September 5th & 6th, on the grounds of the beautiful historic Dole Mansion.

Artists are invited to submit an application at this time.  Artists are invited to submit an application for jury review before the deadline of April 4, 2015 (midnight). The application fee is $30. The Dole Mansion and Arts Park date back to 1865 and 1922, and the City of Crystal Lake celebrated 100 great years in 2014. Lakeside is located in a large northwestern suburb of Chicago, near the historic downtown Crystal Lake and the Metra trains, close to neighboring Chicagoland communities and counties, and close to Southwestern Wisconsin, and is a two hour drive from Iowa.

Art mediums for exhibition will include but not limited to photography, glass, jewelry, woodworking, painting/drawing, clay, metal, sculpture, and mixed media.
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The event will feature:

– Tents filled with fine arts

– Wide variety of mediums

– Juried selection process for exhibitors

– Children’s art area

– Purchase original works of art

– Free to attend

– Food & wine

Lakeside’s mission is to preserve and protect the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Legacy property for community use in a natural and historic setting. The vision of Lakeside as a 501(c)3 charitable organization is to foster an innovative arts, education and community destination that enriches the quality of life for those the foundation serves.

Lakeside’s objective is to have art make an impact on McHenry County and beyond by providing high-caliber arts experiences that promote creativity, bring people together, inspire success and impart positive values.

The Art Fair at the Dole is a mission-focused event that fulfills Lakeside’s vision and objectives. Artists, guests, and patrons will experience an art festival that enriches the community through the promotion of purchasing original art and an emphasis on bringing people together in celebration of artistic talent and creativity.

For additional information/questions, contact Erin McElroy at 815.455.8000 or by email at