Art & Soul CANCELED!

We will revisit in 2023.

Hemmens Plaza, Downtown Elgin IL
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm


Circumstances forced us to started the process too late and we weren’t able to gather enough artists to make it a good show for you. Many other events are having a tough time this year. Maybe next year will be back to normal.

Art and Soul on the Fox

Art & Soul is an outdoor fine art and fine craft exhibition and sale featuring artists, live entertainers, food vendors nearby and children’s activities. Traditionally held on the first weekend in August, this long running show  is hosted by Art For All, a 501c3 art club based in Elgin.  This year our event will be held on the newly renovated Hemmens Plaza close to free parking, restaurants and best of all, the Riverfront!





  • $125 (AFA Members), $150 (Non-Members) per booth
  • MEMORIAL DAY SALE – $100 per booth
  • Late fee after June 7, 2022 – $150 (all artists)
  • 45 booths available,10 x 10′ spaces with generous sides
  • All booths on grass, little shade
  • No water or electricity available
  • Dolly-in, reserved free parking nearby
  • Setup available Friday night; security provided
  • Artists must be present both days, rain or shine, no agents allowed


  • Juried applications; artists/artisans must submitted a minimum of 3 photos (must include at least 1 photo of your booth, or a plan for newly exhibiting artists)
  • No jury fee
  • No commission charged for work sold
  • Payment due upon acceptance; your booth will not be reserved without payment by June 1, 2022
  • No refunds for cancellations; refunds will be made in the event that Art & Soul is cancelled. 


Artists & artisans are fully responsible  for the care, safety and security of their work and property. There will be overnight security, however neither Art for All nor the City of Elgin will assume liability for loss or damage to artwork or other property from any cause.


Artists & artisans must supply: straight-leg tent, racks, tables, chairs and other display equipment. All tent canopies shall be securely anchored at each tent leg with a 40lb (minimum) weight. Booths must have a professional look. Artists shall only exhibit work typified by the images submitted with the application. The Art & Soul committee will screen booths during the weekend. Artists may be asked to leave if there are inconsistencies in the work or disruptions to the event. The committee’s judgment is final; no refunds will be given.


2022 will see Art & Soul on the newly renovated plaza adjacent to the renowned Hemmen’s Symphony Hall (map below).  The site is easily accessed from the interstate and public transportation.  Our new area offers plenty of nearby, free parking for artists and  patrons.  
If you’re not familiar with Elgin, it’s a wonderfully walkable city that sits on the confluence of hip urban/industrial, well-heeled suburbia and charming country/agricultural.  From the Metra, highway or local roads, our show brings people in from the Chicago metro area and surrounding suburbs.  All this plus beautiful Fox River views and a lovely Riverwalk make Art and Soul on the Fox a weekend destination for art, inspiration and family fun. 


Ceramics: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
Digital: Art made using software, computers, or other electronic devices.
Drawing: Made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint.
Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing, or other forms of mass production are accepted.
Furniture: Handmade objects such as tables, chairs, chests, and desks used in a home or business.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. Items made from commercial parts may not be exhibited.
Leather: Sculptural or decorative work made from leather. Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece (e.g. drawing, painting, digital works, etc.).
Natural Materials: Includes 2D work, basket weaving, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
Painting: Including acrylic, gouache, oil, pastel, and watercolor.
Paper: Sculptural or decorative work made from paper. Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable.
Printmaking: Hand-pulled original prints. Prints should be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

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If you have questions or concerns.

Event space – Hemmens Cultural Center Plaza