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!
57th Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair — September 27-29, 2019
It's our 57th 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 200+ volunteers to take care of any artist need.
Directors: Shannon Cox & Kim Sanders
Asst. Director: Brittany Moldenhauer
Regular booth $300
Corner booth $380
Double booth $750 (limit 5; first come, first served)
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 27 - 29, 2019
Friday: 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Best of Show: $3,000
3 Awards of Excellence $1,000
All award winners are invited to return to the 2020 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
$20,000+ marketing campaign including social media, TV, radio, newspaper, digital and poster billboards.
January 25, 2019: Applications open
May 5, 2019: Application deadline
June 1, 2019: Jury notification e-mailed
July 7, 2019: Deadline for payment of booth fees and acceptance forms
August 8, 2019: Last day for a booth fee refund (less $25 administrative fee)
August 24, 2019: Booth assignments emailed to accepted artists
Friday, September 27, 2019: Set up: 7 am - 4 pm
Friday, September 27, 2019: Fine Art Fair: 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019: Fine Art Fair: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019: Fine Art Fair: 10 am - 4 pm
Application/Jury Fee: $35 ($10 discount for Peoria Art Guild Members)
Booth Fee: Regular space $300 / Corner space: $380 / Double Booth: $750 (limited 5)
Booth fee and signed release forms are due July 7, 2019.
Corners and Double Booths are limited and will be assigned based on payment dates.
Email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Fine Art Fair
Peoria Art Guild
Peoria, IL 61602
$25 administrative fee for all cancellations prior to August 1, 2019.
No refunds after August 1, 2019.
Payment: Application fees may be paid through Zapplication via PayPal, credit card or check. Please mail checks to:
Peoria Art Guild
Peoria, IL 61602