What’s Blooming on Harrison

May Event

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Building on the success of its autumn event, Art on Harrison, the Oak Park Arts District launched “What’s Blooming on Harrison” in 1999.  Over the years, this family-oriented May event has highlighted the District through artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances and an art fair featuring select guest artists and local crafts people.  2017’s festival kicks off with a Third Friday Gallery Walk on May 19th.  On Saturday, May 20th, “What’s Blooming” moves outside taking over Harrison Street, from Highland Avenue to Humphrey, with the art fair and other Family Fun Activities including a children’s carnival, live music, dance, craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The  festival begins at 11 am with the art fair running until 7 pm. There will be an after party at the Beer Garden and main stage.

Interested in participating in What’s Blooming in 2017? We are currently taking applications from Artists, For Profit Vendors, Not For Profit Vendors, Vintage Resellers, Food Vendors and Food Trucks. There is a Boothshare option for Artists and Vintage Resellers. Boothsharing must be arranged by the interested parties. We are also looking for Musicians to perform on our main stage. If interested please fill out the form below and we will get back to you regarding the details of performing.

Musician Information Request Form

Ready to Apply? The application process is easy. Click on the Application link below that applies to you, read through the information and when you’re ready, submit the form. After completing your application, please use the Paypal feature below to submit your participation fee. Questions you may have about the process can be emailed to Laurel Wolff at whatsblooming@oakparkartsdistrict.com. The application deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017.

Call for Participants General Information Letter

Artist Application

Vintage Reseller Application

For Profit and Not For Profit Vendor Application

Food Vendor/Food Truck Application


Application Fees



Looking for other ways to participate in What’s Blooming on Harrison? We can’t run the festival without a great crew of volunteers. If interested please click the link below:

Volunteer Form