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Yorkville Junior Women's Club Spring Craft Show: Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Town Square, on Route 47 in Yorkville. Vendors are being sought to participate. A 12-by-12-foot booth is $45. For information or an application, call (630) 554-0877 or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Teresa Wedeen, 391 Country Lane, Yorkville, IL 60560.

Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair: Sunday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on St. Charles Road in downtown Lombard. Crafters are needed. A 12-by-12-foot booth is $100 for new vendors and $90 for returning vendors. Juried show, merchandise must be handmade, displayed and sold by the registered artist. For information, call the Lombard Chamber of Commerce and Industry at (630) 627-5040 or e-mail

The American Society of Artists Inc. 18th annual An Arts & Crafts Adventure: May 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hodges Park, Prospect and Vine, Park Ridge. For information, contact the American Society of Artists at (847) 991-4748 or visit

Northwest Cultural Council's Corporate Gallery program: May 15 is the deadline to submit applications for the Northwest Cultural Council's Corporate Gallery program. Exhibitors are displayed for three months at a time at participating corporate spaces. $25 jury fee.

Blooming Fest: May 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown West Chicago. Crafters are need. All types of crafts and art is welcome, especially garden-related items. Sellers of vegetables, herb plants or seeds only also welcome. For information or an application, call Krista at (630) 293-2200, ext. 135.

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission Depot Deals community-wide flea market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17 (rain date is May 18); Metra station, south parking lot. Individuals with excess business inventory, garage sale items, crafts, flea market merchandise and collectibles are invited to participate. To participate, call Carolyn at (630) 845-9654 or Tim at (630) 232-4051.

Rolling Meadows Garden Club Hometown Plant and Craft Sale: May 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., William D. Ahrens building, 3200 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Crafters/artists of nature, gardening, outdoor and wildlife-themed creations are being sought to participate. For information or an application, call Carol at (847) 818-3200, ext. 230, during business hours.

American Society of Botanical Artists Reed-Turner Group plant and botanic art show and sale: May 17 and 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve, 3849 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Co sponsored by the Long-Grove-Kildeer Garden Club. (847) 438-4743.

Moraine Valley Community College Community Art Exhibit: May 27; 9000 W. college Parkway, Palos Hills. Juried event. (708) 974-5500.


Evanston Festival Theatre's 36th annual Custer's Last Stand: June 21 and 22 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Evanston Main Street Station Shopping District, Evanston. Features more than 350 artists, craftspeople and antique dealers. Food from 28 restaurants, entertainment on three stages. For an application to participate, call (847) 328-2204 or request by e-mail at Online application available at

Arts in Bartlett sixth annual Festival of the Arts: June 28 and 29; Bartlett Park, Bartlett. Over 55 artists in a variety of media. Deadline is May 1 for sponsor, ad and food vendor agreements. (630) 372-4152.

Summer Serenade's Art in the Towne Square Park: June 29 from 1-4 p.m., 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Artisans and crafters are invited to show and sell their works. Booth space $40. Call Tina, (847) 705-7530 or write to P.O. Box 664, Palatine, IL 60078.


Fourth of July Jubilee Craft Show and Resale Market: July 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., College Church of the Nazarene, at the corner of Career Center Road (1000 West Road) and 6000 North Road, Bourbonnais. Crafters of handmade items are invited to participate. Craft booths are $45-$50; resale booths $55. Space limited, applications due by June 19. For information or an application, call Pam at (815) 432-2639 or e-mail

Mundelein Jaycees 2008 Community Days Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Fair: July 5 and 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Santa Maria Del Popolo Church, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Parties interested in reserving a booth can call Cortnee at (847) 331-8256 for information or an application. Applications are also available at the Mundelein Village Hall, 440 E. Hawley St., or

Arlington Heights Garden Clubs 2008 Garden Walk and Unique Boutique: July 13. Shop for unique garden finds, raffle. (847) 962-9909.

Glenview Art League 54th Outdoor Art Fair: July 26 and 27; Lyon School, Lake Street and Waukegan Road, Glenview. Exhibitors of original fine art are being sought to participate. Entry fee is $110 plus a $10 jury fee. Application deadline is May 1. For information or an application, call (847) 724-4007 or e-mail

American Society of Artists Inc. seventh annual An Arts Adventure art show: July 27; Gold Coast area of Chicago. Qualified area artists and craftsmen are invited to participate in this juried event. For application, call (312) 751-2500, (847) 991-4748 or visit


Taste of Roselle Arts & Crafts Fair: Aug. 1-3; along Main and Prospect streets in downtown Roselle. Crafters are being sought to participate. Contact Taste Commission member Kay at (630) 980-2020, ext. 201, for an application.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair: Aug. 2; 250 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Crafters and local artisans are invited to participate. For booth information, call Vicki at (630) 510-0145.


Palatine Inverness Arts Council's An Art Affair Around the Square: Sept. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Palatine and Smith roads, downtown Palatine Towne Square.

Naperville Art League Riverwalk Fine Art Fair: Sept. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Naperville. The Naperville Art League is accepting applications for its 23rd annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. For artists' eligibility and application information, send e-mail to or call (630) 355-2530.


Immanuel United Church of Christ Old Church Craft and Holiday Fair: Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1500 Old Church Road, Streamwood. Crafters are being sought to participate. For information or an application, call (630) 837-7337 or (630) 837-0190.


Bethany Lutheran Church Ladies' Guild Crafters' Paradise craft and folk art sale: Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1550 S. Modaff Road, Naperville. Crafters are being sought to participate. For details or an application, call (630) 357-2946 or (630) 961-2030.