Competitions & Contests

Freeport Art in the Park - 2023

Entry Dates 2023-08-19T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-02-02T00:00:00+00:00 142 Days Left


  Call to Artists - Art in the Park 2023

This fine arts festival is the perfect place for artists to showcase their work in the beautiful setting of Krape Park located in Freeport, IL. Held annually on the Sunday before Labor Day, Art in the Park is open to artists who create work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery/ceramics, wood-working, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and photography. As an outdoor event, artists who are accepted are responsible for setting up their own booth display. For more information about our rules and regulations, please click on "terms and conditions" located at the bottom left of this page.

One of Freeport's most popular events, Art in the Park features a variety of activities throughout the park: fine art displays, performing arts, demonstrations of various art media,  and children’s hands-on activities. Artists and guests can experience outdoor cuisine at various food vendors on site.  Additionally, visitors can explore the fine amenities of Krape Park: an authentic working carousel, fenced-in duck farm, waterfall, children’s play areas, canoes, and paddleboats, a bandshell, picnic tables, and outdoor grills.  Krape Park is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
If you are interested in becoming an artist, please follow the instructions below to sign up.

Steps To Get Started (For a tutorial on how the application process works on Art Call, please click here.)

Click “register” at the top right corner to create an account on ArtCall. Fill in all specified information including your first and last name, email, and password. Once you have registered, click “login” to submit entries to our call.
Log in to your account and you will see a button that says “add new application.” Click to add. (Remember: you will only need to fill out one application.)
You will see several blank fields that say “category, sub-category, and title.” Using the drop-down menu for “category” and “sub-category”, choose the categories that best describe your artwork. In the field that says “title”, please put your first name, last name, and AIP2023.
Below the blank fields, you will see a box where you can add images of your artwork. Please add 1 to 2 images of your booth and 3 to 4 images of original artwork to your application. Images must be a minimum of 920 px and no larger than 1920 px. You may add a maximum of 6 images.
Once you have filled in all information and added images of your artwork, click “submit.” You will be asked to submit payment before your application can be reviewed. Keep in mind: you will have the ability to edit your application after submission until the final deadline listed at the top of the page.
Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the members of the Freeport Art in the Park committee. You will receive an email after the final decisions have been made.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or your application, please contact the Freeport Art Museum at (815)235-9755 or email us at