2019 Online Registration will open on May 1st.  We will announce when registration opens on the website, Facebook page and there will be flyers at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse @1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. with instructions on how to register online.
PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept mailed registration forms this year.

Once registration opens– Don’t Delay! Spaces are limited – and usually sell out within 2 weeks.

Critical Information:
Confirmed registrants will be listed on the website around June 1st.
Space numbers are issued the day of the fest Saturday, June 15th beginning at 9:00AM

NOTE: Artists must register in person by Noon on Saturday or the space will be forfeited.


Pre-Registration ends on May 25th, or whenever all spaces are filled.

Only one space allowed per application. Please refrain from making special requests for location.

Check our website June 1st for a list of confirmed participants. Any applicants who cannot be accommodated will be notified via email and the
check will be returned in the mail.

There will be a selection of spaces available on a first come first serve basis on the day of the festival for $35 (cash only).


    • Best interpretation of mural theme
    • Overall use of space + shape of painting surface
    • Artistic creativity

Winners will receive gift certificates from our local business sponsors.

Please note: If two spaces are painted as one mural neither space will be eligible for a prize award.

Winners will be announced on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm, and notified via email or phone if not present to receive their prize.


  • Artists are required to provide: Painting tools (brushes/rollers/etc.) Outdoor latex or acrylic paint (available for purchase at the festival)
  • Tarp or sheet to protect the sidewalk and grass surrounding the mural; rags and cleaning materials to clean any mess
  • Containers for washing out brushes, etc. Nothing, including hands, may be cleaned in the lake!
  • Artists who leave a mess may be disqualified from the event—now and in the future.

Sign in at the Registration tent between 9am – noon on Saturday. The tent is located north of the tennis courts at Farwell at the lake.

You will receive a designated, numbered space to paint. If you trade/change your space number, it is your responsibility to notify Registration. Prizes will be awarded to the person whose name we have recorded to the space.

Artists must register in person and start painting by noon on Saturday or the space will be forfeited. 

To be considered for judging, your mural must be complete by 2pm on Sunday.

Rain or Shine!

This festival is a rain or shine event! We have not let some measly rain bring us down in the past and we won’t begin now!!!


Just to let everybody know, if there is…

🌦 Light to medium rain we will still be in the park as usual.
⛈ Severe weather such as lightning/thunderstorms/pouring rain, Registration will be held at Loyola Park Fieldhouse at 1230 W. Greenleaf from 9am-noon.

As the event date approaches, we will be posting weather-related updates HERE.

Special thanks to the folks below for their in-kind donations:

In Proud Partnership with the Chicago Park District