Peoria Art Guild's 53rd Annual Fine Art Fair - Sept 26 & 27, 2015
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 53rd 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.
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!
Shelter series #57-13 will be featured in all the 2015 art fair promotional materials and the design for the Interactive Community Mural.
2015 Poster Artist
Illionois abstract artist Corrine Smith has been selected as the featured poster artist for this year's Fine Art Fair. For nearly twenty years, she has displayed her abstract work at numerous exhibitions and has been an art instructor at Augustana College for the past ten years. Her works are held in private and corporate collections internationally.
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.
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
It's not your typical "fair" food and wine, but exceptional palate pleasers from some of Peoria's favorites.
Red beans & rice
|Nick 'n Willy's
Pizza by the slice
Aegean, pepperoni, & cheese
|Haddad's (under bridge)
Grilled pork chops
|Haddad's (the Landing)
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 25
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