The Military Miniature Society of Illinois (MMSI) presents its 43rd Annual Chicago Show to the public on Friday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., featuring hundreds of miniature sculptures of figures, vehicles, aircraft, ships and fantasy subjects. The Chicago Marriott-Schaumburg will also host seminars, vendors and a juried exhibition. The event is open to registered exhibitors and vendors from October 13-15th. Adult admission is $10 per person, and free admission for children under 12 or active military providing proper identification.
The show is considered as one of the top-level exhibitions of painted miniature sculptures in the world. Artists submitting their work for competition will come from several levels ranging from youngsters and adult amateur hobbyist up through world renowned professional artists whose work may be painted from commercially available kits, conversions, or original sculptures.
Other highlights of the MMSI’s Chicago Show feature an auction of finely painted miniatures, seminars which are open to the public on Saturday with topics relevant to the art of creating miniatures with historic and military art. Memorabilia, miniature figure kits, artist supplies and more will be found in a vendor area featuring specialty companies from around the country.