Call for Live Painters, Riverwalk Public Art Project: Summer 2018

City Winery Chicago is seeking artists with experience in live-painting and art-making for the Summer of 2018 "Barrels of Art: Live Art Making on The Chicago Riverwalk.

Barrels of Art is a summer art program hosted by City Winery during which selected Chicago based artists plan and execute unique artworks using reclaimed oak barrels as their surface. Once complete, the Barrels of Art are displayed at various locations in the city of Chicago and then auctioned. 

The Details:  

-We will feature one artist for each month, June-September.

-Artists are responsible for their materials. If you require a specific set-up or tools please include those items in your submission and we may be able to accomodate.

-In addition to prep-time for the surface of the barrel, Artists will have approximately four hours of painting time to complete their barrel. Artists will be able to return to City Winery to put finishing touches on their pieces before the work is displayed.

Artists wishing to submit are asked to incude:

-5-10 images of their artwork

-Links to their website and/or artist instagram handle

-A short proposal for a unique barrel painting. Please specify which month you are submitting for. 

A good proposal will provide a theme or themes the artists would like to use in their work and will include a rough description of the imagery the artist can forsee using in their compositions. This proposal does not have to be strictly adhered to the day of the event. Many of us at City Winery are artists ourselves, and understand that things change in the process of making.)

To respond to this call please send an email to 

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Summer 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Ericka Richardson
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Address: 
United States