Call for Works: Art Moves Des Plaines 2017

Art Moves Des Plaines pop-up exhibit series for 2017 in Des Plaines

Art Moves Des Plaines pop-up gallery has held exhibitions in 2015 and 2016. Works by artists were displayed for view in a store front in Metropolitan Square in downtown Des Plaines.

The Des Plaines Arts Council (DPAC) announces the next in a series of calls for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in Des Plaines. Artworks are displayed in a store front located in downtown Des Plaines. A opening reception was held on August 25, 2017 after the first round of artwork was installed.

Artists are responsible for the transportation, installation, and setup of their work (including providing an easel or pedestal). Artwork will be accompanied by labels identifying the artist, artwork, and directing interested patrons to the Des Plaines Arts Council website (dpartscouncil.org). A page will be posted on the DPAC website with more information about the artist, purchase price for works on display, and a link to the artist’s website (if available). Submitted works will be reviewed and juried by a committee of DPAC members and community representatives.

If an exhibited work is sold during the Art Moves Des Plaines pop-up show, a 25 percent commission of the sales price will be paid to the Des Plaines Arts Council. These funds will be used to sustain future public art programs in Des Plaines. Preference may be given to work that has already been completed. Conceptual proposals will be considered if the artwork can be completed within the presented timeline, and applications are submitted with clear and detailed specifications and renderings.

A signed contract, license agreement, and hold harmless agreement approved by the Des Plaines Arts Council and the property owners (where applicable) are required before artwork can be displayed. General liability insurance is not required from the artist. However, DPAC does recommend that all artists obtain property insurance to cover their work.

How to Submit an Application

Artists interested in submitting proposals for consideration must submit a completed application with required attachments. Applications have been extended, and will be accepted through September 30, 2017.

Call for Works - Arts Moves Des Plaines 2017

  • Please fill out this form for each artwork to be submitted for consideration. Use one form for each submission. There is no limit on how many forms/works can be submitted for consideration.
  • Painting, Print, Sculpture, etc.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, tif, pdf, gif.
    Please upload an image of the work being submitted. Up to three (3) images/views of the same artwork are permitted on this form. Please use additional forms to submit additional works (One artwork per form). 8MB upload limit.