Special Event

Art in Wilder Park

Saturday, May 6, 2023
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Free and open to the public Artist Application

Save the Date for this annual event in the heart of Elmhurst on May 6 & 7.

Artist applications are now available. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

In 2022, we helped relaunch Art in Wilder Park with a widely successful festival that attracted over 7,500 visitors. As lead producer in 2023, we’ve set our sights on an even larger, more inclusive, and accessible event for the whole family. Programming will feature over 125 booths of one-of-a-kind art, food vendors, and hands-on kid’s activities.

As the first outdoor festival in the region each year, Art in Wilder Park is a highly anticipated Spring event in the western suburbs. In 2022 the event was voted one of the Best in the West, featured in numerous press outlets, and attracted nearly half of its visitors from outside Elmhurst.

Discoverable on the weekend of the 26th Annual Art in Wilder Park will be a newly commissioned public art installation of life-sized superhero sculptures by area artists and youth groups. This installation will be a bold preview of our summer show, Marvelocity, featuring the iconic work of comics legend Alex Ross.

Art in Wilder Park 2023 Jurors: Roz Long of RGL Marketing for the Arts, Inc.; Debbie Venezia, Director of Arts DuPage and long-time organizer of Naperville’s Riverwalk Fine Art Fair; and Krista Renfrew, former Director of Special Events at the Milwaukee Art Museum and organizer of the Lakefront Festival of the Arts.

Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available

Additional sponsorship provided by Discover DuPage and Unlimited Heating & Cooling.