About The Show

This two-day event is mixed media arts and crafts, showcasing artists from the Midwest. The free admission and parking allow the public a unique fair-going experience. The Showcase features only original works of art unique to our exhibitors who have been juried by our Showcase Committee. Categories include, but are not limited to, folk art, photography, paintings, stained glass, ceramics, linens, woodworking and jewelry and more! The show is held prior to the holiday "rush," and is an excenllent time to begin your Christmas shopping, or just to splurge a little on yourself. The Barrington Park District has several rooms for you to view these creations, all on the main level which are handicapped accessible. The show is held prior to the holiday “rush,” and is an excellent time to begin your Christmas shopping, or just splurge a little on yourself!

Call For Artists

Showcase of Arts and Crafts

November 4, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

November 5, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm


Application Fee: $125
10x10 Spaces Available
8ft. Tables Available (1 FREE if Application is Submitted by May 1, 2017)!

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017 or until filled.


Join your fellow artists and craftsmen for an indoor, two-day show at the Fitness and Recreation Center in Barrington. This is our 16th Annual Showcase of Arts and Crafts, juried mixed media event. Approximately 90 artists are invited to participate in the show.


The Showcase of Arts and Crafts offers easy access for set-up and take-down, free parking, and refreshments each morning. This is a well-run show, organized, and “artist friendly.” The 2017 event promises to be better than ever with our strong advertising in many types of media.


There is no charge for attendance or parking, and no pets are allowed.


Fill out an APPLICATION today!

2016 Showcase

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