Welcome fellow artists! Whether you are a first time artist or a returning artist, this is your information center for all things Fine and Art Fair related in Peoria!
Browse this page to find information about how to apply for the Peoria Fine Art Fair, on our jury process, or what to expect as a participating artist. We have featured hundreds of artists throughout the past 50 years and are always humbled by the compliments given by our artists, sponsors, community, volunteers, local businesses and attendees.
The unique opportunity to spread fine art to an appreciative audience is many thanks to your hard work, ingenuity and craftsmanship! We THANK YOU for your participation!
56th Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair — September 28-30, 2018
It's our 56th year for bringing original art to central Illinois and we want you to be a part of the celebration! As one of the oldest art organizations in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized for its organization, event marketing, and for putting artists' needs at the top of the priority list. We offer affordable hotel rates, convenient artist parking, coffee/rolls each morning, boxed lunches, Friday night homemade pizza party, snacks in the Artist Break Room, cold bottled water on demand, and 500+ volunteers to take care of any artist need. We've added a Friday night event to bring in more and diverse art patrons. Stay tuned!
Directors: Shannon Cox & Kim Sanders
Asst. Director: Brittany Moldenhauer
- Regular booth $275
- Corner booth $350
- Double booth $750 (limit 5; first come, first served)
- Electricity $20
Mediums: Original works include — ceramics, digital art, drawings/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, 2D mixed media, 3D mixed media, metal, painting: oils & acrylics, painting: watercolor, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearable fiber and wood.
Sales Potential of Peoria
Peoria, Illinois, is home to world-class medical facilities, Caterpillar (Fortune 50 Company), numerous IT companies, 4 major Universities within 50 miles, boutique shopping, quaint restaurants/bars, sporting and entertainment venues, urban warehouse living, and an active arts community. It's big city amenities with Midwestern charm!
Peoria Riverfront Festival Park
200 NE Water Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602
September 28 - 30, 2018
Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm
- Best of Show: $3,000
- 4 Awards of Excellence $1,000
- All award winners are invited to return to the 2019 Fine Art Fair
Easy set-up and teardown/level and accessible
Convenient reserved free parking for artists
- Affordable hotel accommodations near fair location
- 500+ volunteers to help as needed
- Artist-only break room and information center
- Overnight security – both Friday and Saturday
- ATM on site
- Free Tai Chi on The Peoria Riverfron Sunday morning
$25,000+ marketing campaign including social media, TV, radio, newspaper, digital and poster billboards.
February 5, 2018: Applications open
May 4,2018: Application deadline
June 1, 2018: Jury notification e-mailed
July 6, 2018: Deadline for payment of booth fees and acceptance forms
August 1, 2018: Last day for a booth fee refund (less $25 administrative fee)
August 24, 2018: Booth assignments emailed to accepted artists
September 28, 2018: set up 10am -5pm
September 28, 2018: Fine Art Fair: 6pm - 10pm
September 29, 2018: Fine Art Fair: 10am - 5pm
September 30, 2018: Fine Art Fair: 10am -3pm
Application/Jury Fee: $35 ($10 discount for Peoria Art Guild Members)
Booth Fee: Regular space $275 / Corner space: $350 / Double Booth: $750 (limited 5)
- Booth fee and signed release forms are due July 6, 2018.
- Corners and Double Booths are limited and will be assigned based on payment dates.
Email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Brittany at the following address:
Attn: Fine Art Fair
Peoria Park District
1125 West Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Booth Fee Refunds: $25 administrative fee for all cancellations prior to August 1, 2018. No refunds after August 1, 2018.
Payment: Application fees may be paid through Zapplication via PayPal, credit card or check. Please mail checks to: