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About The Festival

Since 2011, the Edgewater Arts Festival has been an event for artists and art lovers in the community to come together to celebrate Edgewater's vibrant culture of art. 

This year, join us the weekend of September 16-17 to experience this community tradition, and enjoy live music from local musicians and bands, artist showcases and demonstrations, family-friendly activities, booths with art for sale,

and delicious food and drinks! 

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Sponsors

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We work with you to create customized sponsorship packages which include on-site activation opportunities, branding inclusion on collateral materials, online and in-media announcements, social media promotions, VIP passes for staff and clients, and much more! We can create plans that align with your marketing and communications objectives while underscoring your company’s commitment to the community and support of the arts.

We offer three different tiers of sponsorship, but are able to develop a package that will target your strategic marketing plan. Sponsorship packages may include (but are not limited to), the following features during the Edgewater Arts Festival:

  • Your logo/name included hyperlinked on website, social media, emails, and in printed materials

  • On-site recognition (signage)​

  • On-site booth during the two-day event

  • Volunteer opportunities for your employees with logo on staff and volunteer tee shirts

  • Inclusion in the Festival’s advertising campaign (determined by level of sponsorship – could include Festival program, and/or website along with paid media (print and broadcast)

  • Live acknowledgement at performances

We are also offering a number of individual ‘a la carte’ activity, exhibit, and merchandise sponsorship opportunities:

  • Instagrammable flower art sculpture

  • Festival ‘swag’ with your logo (cups, totes, etc.)

  • Step-and-repeat photo wall

  • Kids crafts and activity area 

  • Custom signature drinks for sale

  • Live drawing and painting

  • Buskers (wandering musicians and face painters)

  • Support a Student Artist

  • And more!

To learn more about demographic information, prices, and becoming a sponsor, view our Sponsorship Deck below or please contact info@edgewater.org

Become a Sponsor

The Edgewater Arts Festival is a collaborative event hosted by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Edgewater Artists in Motion and supported by partners and sponsors from around our community. 

EAIM is a 501 (c)3 organization and a community of over 1,600 artists and art lovers. Our mission is to:

  1. Enhance Edgewater’s appeal as a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly commercial district to assist existing businesses and attract new business.

  2. Showcase original art in Edgewater, for the enjoyment of the entire community. 

  3. Establish Edgewater as a premier cultural destination in Chicago, for the long-term benefit of the community.

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Since 1985, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce has worked to create and support the strong community connections, vibrant events and spaces, and innovative opportunities that help businesses (and the people behind them) thrive. To put it simply: we make it easier for our businesses to do business, because we know their dedication and dreams are what brings our community to life.

Partners

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Our Community

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As it has for the past 140 years, Edgewater embraces the lifestyle of an urban destination and defines itself as a place where quality of life is emphasized. The neighborhood's historic building fabric, lakefront location, diverse population, transit investment and cultural assets uniquely position

it as a hidden gem in the city of Chicago.

To learn more, visit edgewater.org.  

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