2021 Theme: Poetic Painting
Great news! We have received approval from the Park District to host the fest in 2021!
The fest will look a little different this year. First and foremost, we will adhere to the safety protocols put forth by the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District. The event is limited to 50 participants per day per current city restrictions. Masks will be required for all participants and volunteers and the fest will take place over 3 days to allow for more distance between painters. 150 spaces will be painted over 3 days, 50 per day.
At the center of the wall, there is a staircase that leads into the park with odd-shaped spaces. That area will be a designated area in which people can paint the name of someone they lost last year or message to share with our community.
2021 AWARDS & PRIZES:
For simplicities sake, we are awarding cash prizes this year:
Artists of the Wall Awards
Adult: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $75
Teen: 1st $150, 2nd $100
Junior 1st $100, 2nd $50
Artists OFF the Wall: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50
We look forward to bringing the fest back in 2021 and seeing a freshly painted wall!
Usually painters have two full days to complete their space. This year we will be extending the fest to three days, with 50 spaces each day being painted. This is to comply with guidelines and allow more space between artists. Painters will need to complete their space within the one day they are registered for. We ask that you keep your group as small as possible and to one family or pod. Registration and Paint Tent will be open from 9am-2pm the below dates:
Friday, June 18th
Saturday, June 19th
Sunday, June 20th
Artists can paint outside those hours on your assigned day, but we will not have staff available outside those hours.
We will have facilitators on site to assist and offer paint supplies for anyone who wishes to participate.
ARTISTS OFF THE WALL
To allow for greater participation, we will be bringing back last year’s OFF the wall program as well. See the page for details!