Help the Artists

This year we’re putting this event on entirely through the donations & support of kindhearted folks who believe this is a great cause.  Please help us continue inspiring & encouraging a new generation of artists by sending us a contribution.  If we meet our fundraising goals, we will be able to add additional artist awards and improve the event for years to come.

Please donate whatever you can and help keep the salon going.  Any amount is appreciated!


What is The Next Wave Art Salon?

4 years ago, a handful of artists and volunteers got together and began an experiment.  Our goal was to turn the traditional art show on it’s head by creating a space that blurred cultural & economic lines and provided artists of allmeans & abilities to freely display their work.

We noticed that artists and performers were being excluded from participating in art shows based on economic or aesthetic rules set-up by a cloistered minority. What would happen if we removed all those barriers and allowed something spontaneous to happen?

The result was a very successful event called The Next Wave Art Salon and it’s based upon the following simple rules: Award artists with cash awards and have no exclusivity, jury, fees or censorship.

This year’s show will take place on Friday September 6th from 6 -10 p.m. and Saturday September 7th from 4-10 p.m. at 166 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin IL, just one block east of The Centre of Elgin, behind Danny’s Pizza.