Participating Artists

2017 Participating Artists

As a participating artist, you will receive many artist ammenities. Our staff and committee, at the Peoria Art Guild, hold a high standard of care when it comes to making this event top-notch for attendees as well as artists.

Here are a few things you can expect as a participating artist!

  • FREE pizza and beer Friday evening
  • Complimentary coffee delivery each morning
  • Delivered lunches (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Booth sitter breaks
  • 'Artist's Only' breakroom
  • Possible return of the Saturday night Artist Dinner


Here are additional details about participating in the Peoria Fine Art Fair:

Artist Hours:Crowd
The 55th Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, from 10 am - 5 pm. Artist booths are expected to be set up by no later than 9:45 am on Saturday morning. Set up is from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, September 22 or 7 am to 8:30 am on Saturday, September 23.

Check-in and Artist Registration:
You must check in before setting up your booth. All Artists will register, with photo ID, at the Gateway Building located at the intersection of Hamilton and Water Street (220 NE Water Street). We will go over fair details and parking at that time.

Booth Spaces:
Booth spaces are 10' wide and 12' deep. Your tent or canopy must be white and 10' x 10'; artists are Patrons2responsible for supplying all the necessary items for set up. Only sand bags and other weights may be used to secure the tents since they are on paved surfaces. Any damage to park grounds from the installation of a tent is the artist's responsibility. Occasionally, the Riverfront is very windy. Please bring extra weights just in case.

All artists needing electricity must have submitted a request in advance via Zapp and paid the $20 fee. Those using electricity need to bring a long extension cord. 

The Peoria Art Guild will be providing security 7 pm Friday until 7 am Saturday and 5 pm Saturday to 7 am Sunday. Although security will be present, The Peoria Art Guild and the Peoria Park District are not responsible for any property that is damaged, lost, or stolen.

Friday Night Artist Party:
Complimentary pizza and beer (and non-alcoholic beverages) for artists will be provided by the music stage (onsite) from 5 to 7 pm.

LunchesLight Lunch:
A light lunch will be delivered to your booth on Saturday and Sunday. Water and coffee for artists will be provided in the artists breakroom.

Exhibitor Equipment:
Artists are responsible for providing their own booth, equipment, fire extinguisher (this actually saved a life in 2015, not at the Fair, but during the travels of one artists), and insurance. If you need assistance setting up/tearing down, please contact us in advance to arrange services.

Sales Tax:
All sales proceeds are yours to keep. You are responsible for collecting and filing sales tax for Peoria, IL. Sales Tax forms will be provided at check-in. You can also print out the form here.


On behalf of the Peoria Art Guild staff, committee and board, we look forward to your participation!!

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