Artist Alley Application

C2E2 2020 Artist Alley registration is now closed. This is now a waitlist application.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist in the event that space opens up, please fill the registration form below completely and fully (this is not a contract); if space becomes available, we will reach out to you directly to let you know.

Please note that Artist Alley is curated and NOT first come, first serve; the order that we receive applications does not have an impact on whether you receive a table.

All artists who are accepted from the wait list will be welcome to purchase a full 6’ table and two Badges for $432, or a half of one of those tables with 1 badge for $256; if accepted off of the wait list, payment will be due 2 weeks after your receive an email letting you know we’ve had a cancellation and are able to offer you an available space.

Please email Mike Negin if you have any questions.

Before you officially apply for C2E2’s Artist Alley, please be aware of some of the rules and restrictions we have to ensure all artists have a successful and enjoyable event.

  • All banners/displays must be free standing, single-sided and only a few inches deep. Please make sure that the tops of all banners/displays are no more than 8ft tall (from the floor) and no more than 5.5ft wide; please keep in mind that tables are 2.5ft high when measuring your display.
  • Displays on tables need to be inward facing and no taller than 4ft; no artwork should face out towards another creator’s table; displays cannot obstruct the visibility of other tables.
  • The sale of unlicensed material or stolen artwork is strictly prohibited.
  • All artwork displayed needs to be the work of a creator who is present at the table; do not display the work of an artist who is not at the show.
  • All displayed artwork must be kept to a PG-13 rating.
  • Artist Alley table cannot be used to sell merchandise such at t-shirts, pins, CDs/DVDs or plushies. Artist Alley tables are exclusively for use by creators who have artwork or other items directly related to their work for sale at their table (i.e. sketchbooks, prints, comics etc.)

If you have questions about what you are selling in Artist Alley, or any other questions, please contact Mike Negin.

If you understand and are amenable to all the above, you’re all set to apply! Now all we need is some information:

Please share your pronouns with us:

What do you consider yourself? Check all that apply:

Do you draw a Webcomic?

Companies You Worked with in the Past 5 Years:

Last Project Published:

(Tell us more about yourself! Projects you have worked on, awards you have won, education, etc)
Have you exhibited in C2E2’s Artist Alley before?

Do you have a twitter account?

Do you have an Instagram account?

Please provide a link to a piece of your artwork or example of your writing.  Creators who do not provide a functional link to an example of their work will not be considered for the 2020 Artist Alley.
(Please provide only one link)
What other shows do you participate in? Check all that apply:

Where do you typically promote and sell your art? Check all that apply:

What is your primary reason for participating in Artist Alley? Choose one:

Please be sure all your information is accurate. We must be able to contact you in order to confirm your presence in Artist Alley. Please note that this registration is not a contract and does not assure you a spot in Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo’s 2020 Artist Alley.

If you have any questions please contact Mike Negin .

Thank you again for requesting space in Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2020’s Artist Alley!

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I understand that submitting this form only registers my application for a space. It does not guarantee me a spot in Artist Alley. I also understand that if I received a space in last year’s Artist Alley, I am not automatically accepted into this year’s Artist Alley.

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