Friday, February 3, 2023

Call to artists, 61st Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair (IL) September 23-24, 2023 Application Deadline 6/4/23

61st Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair (IL)
September 23-24, 2023
Application Deadline 6/4/23
WHAT: 61st Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair
WHERE: Peoria Riverfront Park, Peoria, IL
DATES: September 23-24, 2023 | Saturday 10am - 5pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm

  • Limited to 130 artists
  • Friday Setup
  • Attendance: 12,000+
  • Overnight security
  • Convenient free artist parking
  • Sunshine Artist Magazine ranked us #20 in top 200, and #2 in Top 5 Midwestern
  • 200+ volunteers to help as needed
  • Booth Sitting
  • Artist-only break room and information center
  • $6000 artist awards
  • Discounted rate at a nearby host hotel
  • Friday Night Artist Pizza Party at 4pm
  • Breakfast & lunch provided on Saturday & Sunday
  • Saturday Night Artist Awards Party at The Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • Jury Fee $35
  • Booth Fee $350 10'x10' | $425 10'x10' Corner | $800 10'x20' 
  • $35+ Electric 
Application Deadline: June 4, 2023
Artist Notification: June 22, 2023
Booth Fee Due: July 30, 2023

Contact Shannon Cox & Nikki Wheeler, Co-Directors at or call 309-637-2787

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As one of the oldest art events 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, "grab 'n go" breakfasts each morning, boxed lunches, Friday night homemade pizza party, Saturday Artist Award Party, snacks in the Artist Breakroom, cold water and hot coffee, along with 200+ enthusiastic volunteers to take care of any artist need.

We were voted #2 in the Top Art Fairs in the Midwest for 2019 and #20 in the nation by Sunshine Magazine in 2020!

Peoria is home to world-class medical facilities, Caterpillar (Fortune 50 Company), numerous IT companies, 4 major Universities within 50 miles, boutique shopping, quaint restaurants and bars, sporting and entertainment venues, urban living (the newly renovated Warehouse District which is located near the Riverfront), and a very active arts community. It's big city amenities with Midwestern charm! The Peoria area is located in the 'Heart of Illinois' and is between Chicago and St. Louis.

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