Call for Art: Instruments of Fear!

Call for Art: Instruments of Fear!

Join The Art Center Highland Park and the Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest in creating “Rock n’ Roll Through History” installations.

Artists are called to submit their design ideas for the guitars these skeleton rockers will “play.” Prizes will be awarded for the crowd favorites—$500 First Place, $250 Second Place & Third Place. Each instrument will be auctioned off to support art classes and outreach programs at TAC.

Medium: artists can use actual guitars, cut out from other materials, or bring their material to a Highwood location to be cut with a jigsaw. Material and design should be outdoor-friendly.

Installations will be on display throughout the City of Highwood for a month leading up to and including The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest, October 6-8. All work must be completed by October 1 and delivered for installation by that date.

Crowd favorites will be awarded: $500 for First Place, $250 for Second Place, and $250 for Third Place.

All instruments will be auctioned off to support art classes and outreach programs at TAC. The auction is to take place October 28-31.


August 18: Submissions of concept due

August 31: Notification sent

October 1: Delivery of work

Click here to submit your proposal!

More about The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival:

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Skeletons on Display is the biggest outdoor celebration on Chicago’s North Shore featuring all-you-can-carve pumpkins, nightly lightings of pumpkin-filled walls, carnival rides, costume contests, trick or treating, two stages with live music and entertainment, hundreds of skeletons displays depicting the history of rock and roll, hayrides, food and beverage vendors and so much more!