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Call for Artists: Art Spectacular at the Carillon

September 12 & 13Springfield
Springfield, Illinois
Washington Park Botanical Gardens
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
50 Artists
Deadline: March 31
Notification date: April 15
Application fee: $35   Booth fee: $225

Who should apply? If you're looking for an art fair that is loved by artists and patrons, with 
  • great amenities
  • awesome volunteers
  • reasonable fees
  • load-in and -out assistance 
  • and an on-site, available promoter, then consider applying to Art Spectacular at the Carillon! We cater to artists! 
Art Spectacular is professionally juried for quality and balance in Fine Art and Fine Craft.  Art Spectacular is held outside on the lawn of the Washington Park Botanical Gardens in Springfield, IL, which provides a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing venue. Washington Park is next to an established neighborhood of art-buying, appreciative and knowledgeable patrons who love Art Spectacular.

Springfield show
Art Spectacular is ranked in Sunshine ArtistMagazine's Best 100 list for five consecutive years - the only art fair in Central Illinois with this distinction. Artists are pampered all weekend at the Artist/VIP Tent and Refreshments on Wheels with unlimited FREE beverages and snacks; attentive volunteers and booth sitters; free nearby parking and on-demand free shuttle; artists' dinner; & reasonable fees!

 Yes, and lots of it!  Art Spectacular is extensively
advertised in newspapers, TV, radio,
Kroth Fiber
Pat Kroth - Fiber
billboards, patron invitations, newsletters, websites, signs, posters, flyers, e-mail, social media, and sponsors.

Five to six thousand patrons from Central Illinois love this art fair for its size, quality of artwork, balance of media, and beauty.

 Up to 50 artists, Art Spectacular also features patron bucks, artist demonstrations, Kids' Art Sale (Saturday only), Music, and Food Vendor.  Also features are the popular Silent Auction and Gift Basket Raffle which benefit the Rees Memorial Carillon.

Demographics?  Springfield is home to four universities, a 
Evenson painting
Karrie Evenson Art
community college, a school of medicine, a large medical community, the IL State Capitol, and the President Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Art Spectacular is a fundraiser for the world-class 67-bell carillon in Washington Park, one of the largest and finest carillon instruments in the world.

"Art Spectacular is something very special and the show has continued to grow and be amazing. Thank you for creating such a wonderful event." M.E.

"Thank you for establishing such a well known & awesome art show." J.M.

Apply and find more information:

Contact: Connie Heskett,

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