The Liberty Arts Festival is returning to downtown Morris, Illinois!
If you know anything about Morris, you know this town produces great events: 3 French Hens French County Market, Morris Cruise Nights, the Liberty 5K, Grundy County Corn Festival, Home For The Holidays and that’s just a few! Morris is a charming town located on the I&M Canal, with a thriving downtown packed with unique stores and great restaurants. It serves as the perfect backdrop for an amazing Art Festival!
The Morris Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) is sponsoring the annual Art Walk on Saturday, October 2nd this year. We are hoping that the fall weather will be more enjoyable than the high temperatures that we have experienced in recent years. Additionally, we anticipate that some COVID-19 mitigations will be lifted by that time, and we will be able to bring back the music, dance and creative kid’s activities that have been enjoyed in past years.
The Art Walk will be held from 10am-4pm and will be literally taking over the streets. Portions of Washington and Liberty streets, in the heart of downtown Morris, will be closed to cars, and attendees can walk the streets enjoying beautiful art and more!
We’re looking for artisans of all types: painters, photographers, metal crafters, leather workers, sketch/caricature artists, woodworkers, jewelers, paper crafters, etc. The out-of-pocket expense is low – only $25 to participate. And high school and college students can participate at no cost! That’s it! And you can recoup the participation fee by selling your artwork! We encourage you to set-up your booth as your own mini gallery. Once again, this year’s event will be juried. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place participants in the Fine Art Walk.
Based on the success of past year’s events, we are bringing back the “Makers Market”. The market will be adjacent to the Fine Art Walk, giving visitors a variety of shopping options.
Can we include you? Review the details, and submit a few photos of your work. We hope to see you there!
Liberty Arts Festival/Art Walk Committee
P.S. Please note that unless mitigations state otherwise, all artists will be required to wear masks, as well as those visiting your booth. Additionally, you may need to limit the number of visitors to your booth at one time.