Peoria Art Guild's 54th Annual Fine Art Fair - Sept 24 & 25, 2016 

As one of the oldest art fairs in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized for it picture-perfect riverfront setting, 150 jury-selected artists from across the U.S. and around the world, hands-on art activities for kids and adults, musical performances and palate-pleasing food, wine and beer for some central Illinois favorites.

   In its 54th year as Peoria's largest art event, the fine art fair continues the tradition in our art enthusiastic city.

>> View the list of all 2015 artists.

List of 2016 artist coming soon!


Peoria Riverfront | Entrance at the Gateway Building
200 Northeast Water Street Peoria, IL 61602



$5 per day | $7 weekend pass

12 and under FREE

PAG Members FREE

(Members early admission 9-10am Saturday only)

Get tickets now!


2016 Poster Artist

To be announced.


Children's Art Corner

The Childeren's Art Corner has grown to become its own destination event within the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair. Its popular designated location offers creative "make and take" art projects for kids of all ages. For a flat fee of $5.00, each participant has the opportunity to work with a variety of two and three dimensional art projects including folk art/Grandma Moses style, bean mosaics, face painting, Asain paper lanterns, palm puppets, and mask making. All proceeds support art education programs at the Peoria Art Guild.

Interactive Community Mural

If you think the kids are the only ones having fun, the Interactive Community Mural located at Booth 29, is designated for adults. It takes hundreds of people to participate in this fun, hands-on art activity -- and everyone attending the Fair can watch as the mural literally comes together tile by tile over this two-day event. It's free, it's fun and it's Peoria's version of the poster art.


For the price of a ticket to the fair, you can enjoy musical performances with our scenic riverfront as a backdrop. The hourly performances will be at the Landing near the Gateway Building and feature some of the best musical performers in central Illinois.

2015 Music Schedule:

Saturday, Septmber 26th
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ~ Peoria Youth Symphony
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  ~ Peoria Ballet
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ~ 
Jacob Peña
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~ TooCan
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ~ Bradley Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, September 27th
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ~ String Works
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ~ Matt Larson / Audible Watercolor
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~ Harold Greene Trio
4:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m. ~ Peoria Jazz All-Stars 

 2016 schedule coming soon!


It's not your typical "fair" food and wine, but exceptional palate pleasers from some of Peoria's favorites.

Spotted Cow

Ice Cream

Italian Beef

Red beans & rice


Nick 'n Willy's

Pizza by the slice

Aegean, pepperoni, & cheese


Haddad's (under bridge)

Grilled pork chops

Chicken breast


Hot Dogs

Haddad's (the Landing)



Hot Dogs

Lemon shake-ups

 Peoria Art Guild Information Tent

The best volunteers on the planet will answer all your questions about the fair including how to locate a specific artist or the Childerens Art Corner. They can also tell you about upcoming special events. And don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase the official Fine Art Fair commemorative poster and T-shirts. They are a great, affordable way to support the Fine Art Fair.

Fine Art Fair Preview Party

Peoria Art Guild

Friday, September 23

7:00pm - 10:00 pm

The event name says it all. Preview, party and purchase art in advance of the Fine Art Fair on the Friday night before the fine art fair. Buy tickets now!

Preview Party Tickets: $40 per person $50 at door

2015 Poster Art Raffle Tickets: $5 ea. or 5 for $20



Fine Art Fair Sponsors:
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City of Peoria


Peoria Journal Star


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