Open Call: Artists, Vendors, Musicians, & Performers for a Virtual Gallery Experience 11.27-12.21 (Call for Art)
During this time of the year, we are often gearing up for our Holidazed event. Especially this year, we are thinking of those who are worried about housing, food, and general safety as the holidays near. We usually try to theme our events but this year we simply want to celebrate creativity and beauty amidst the chaos. We invite you to join us in this celebration of Chicago art and raising money to benefit those who are in need.
Echoes of Chicago is a volunteer-run nonprofit whose mission is to create affordable, innovative arts and music events that promote Chicago culture and community.
We will be using an avatar-based virtual environment that can be accessed on web browsers on computers, phones, or tablets. Once the event is ‘live’ we will share the link that will be accessible to anyone in the world. The images of artwork will link directly to artists’ and vendors’ websites for any sales and delivery of work to be handled by the participant.
FREE to Participate and Attend
As this is a new platform, we are not charging anyone anything to participate or attend - and hope that people see the value in the artwork and time spent on curating this space that they will make a donation or contribute a portion of art or merchandise sales to the event. We usually ask for ~20% of sales but know that these are different times and we ask for anyone to contribute what they can and feel to be reasonable.
That said, we are hoping participants will help us promote the hell out of this event to increase visibility and sales for everyone and raise more money for Housing Opportunities for Women.
Please submit an application ASAP so that we can have our participants locked in by November 16th. Please spread the word: www.echoesofchicago.org/call-for-participants
Artists & Vendors
Artists and Vendors can submit up to 10 images
Musicians & Performers: "Listening Wall" and "Performance Wall"
The Listening Wall will have (an) image(s) of your album cover(s) and information with a link to a website to listen to the album(s) and potentially make a purchase.
The Performance Wall will have an image of (a) Performance(s) linked to a site to watch the performance(s).
Virtual, Avatar-Based Environment
FREE with a suggestion of any size donation
A virtual open gallery experience
November 27th - December 21st
- Art Gallery showcasing local artists
- A Marketplace featuring local Craft Artisans and Businesses
- A Listening Wall featuring local Musicians’ work
- Event Date: November 27th - December 21st
- There will be some live pop-up events happening in the space during this time period
- Submit your work: Virtually Holidazed Application