Creative Youth Art Fair

This free event exhibits paintings, drawings, and sculptures created by the youth of Darien and the surrounding areas.

Event Details

Date:  Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time:  2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location:  Cass Jr High, 8502 Bailey Road, Darien

Darien area youth age 4 years old through 12th grade are eligible to enter.

A special award will be presented to the overall winner in each division as well as in the Photography/Computer Generated media.

  • Division winners will be notified.
  • Division winners and selected entrants will be displayed at the Indian Prairie Library during the month of March.

Division I: 4 yrs to Kindergarten

Division II: 1st to 2nd Grades

Division III: 3rd to 4th Grades

Division IV: 5th to 6th Grades

Division V: 7th to 8th Grades

Division VI: High School

Media A: All Drawings, Painting and Mixed Media

Media B: Sculpture (Freestanding, 18x18x20 in. max)

Media C: Photography & Computer Generated

  • Student may enter up to two (2) artworks.
  • All artwork must be the original work of the artist. No tracing, paint by numbers, or kits will be accepted.
  • PRESENTATION: Art entries must be mounted on construction paper, matted or framed (without glass). Paintings and drawings cannot be larger than 24”x36” INCLUDING mount, matte or frame
    (without glass).
  • Each piece of artwork must have the entry label affixed to the FRONT.
  • The BACK of each item must be labeled with the exhibitor’s name and phone number.
  • Artwork in frames with glass will NOT be accepted.
  • Sculptures must be no larger than 18”x18”x20”.
  • No mobiles will be accepted.
  • JUDGING: An independent panel of judges will evaluate each piece. A point system will be used to evaluate originality, design, use of color and shading, line and texture, and workmanship.
  • LIABILITY: Darien Woman’s Club (DWC) takes no responsibility for lost/damaged registration forms or artwork.
  • Art entries are limited to 650 on a first-come-first- served basis.
  • DISCLAIMER: The Darien Woman’s Club reserves the right to photograph any or all works submitted for publicity purposes.

Prizes and awards will be presented at 3:15 pm the day of event.

Photos of the 2019 Art Fair

2019 Division Winners

Division I

Emma Guertler, Elizabeth Ide Elementary

Division II

Aiden Santos, Concord Elementary

Division III

Julia Perekhozhuk, Avery Coonley School

Division IV

Victory Drab, Eisenhower Jr. High

Division v

Alice Liu, Westview Hills Middle School

Division VI

Zayn Khan, Hinsdale Central High School

Photography & Computer generated

Megan Dooley, Hinsdale South High School