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Call for Artists: Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair

September 28 & 29  

Peoria, Illinois

51st Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair
Peoria Riverfront Festival Park 

Peoria Riverfront Gateway Building 
150 Artists 

Deadline: March 14

$10,000 Total Awards

Best of show: $2,500

10 Awards of Excellence of $750 each 

10 Honorable Mentions: Automatic Invite for 2014

Location: Peoria is halfway between Chicago and St. Louis

Friday: Patron Preview Party

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 10am-5pm

Rated #68 in the Top 200 Art Fairs by Sunshine Artist Magazine

Ranked nationwide in the top 200 Fairs from Art Fair Sourcebook

  • #103 in Fine Art
  • #131 in Fine Craft

Whether you're a first-timer...

 “This is the best run, most friendly, well organized show that I have done. The lunches, amenities, and coordination make this event extremely artist-friendly. Plus, the Peoria, IL scenery is beautiful. I will definitely apply for next year’s fair!” – 2012 Fine Art Fair Artist. 

Or back for more...

"I love this show.  It's a whole community thing, not just an elite group of artists.  It's super fun to be around, and we feel appreciated by both the producers and the community at large.  One of the best things about the show is the location." – Sally Bright, Returning Fine Art Fair Artist (2010, 2011, 2012)     


The Fine Art Fair is known for...

  • An appreciative buying audience for ALL mediums
  • Pre-fair sales at Friday Preview Party and after-fair sales
  • Easy set-up and teardown/level and accessible
  • Convenient reserved free parking for artists
  • Affordable and close accommodations (over 800 hotel rooms within walking distance of the venue)
  • Over 450 energetic community volunteers-willing to please and deliver refreshments
  • Booth sitters available if you need to grab a snack or take a break
  • Overnight security Friday & Saturday
  • Complimentary meals all weekend with Saturday art awards reception dinner
  • Saturday night complimentary artist awards dinner (with entertainment)
  • Opportunity to mix & mingle at the Friday night pre-sale Preview Party
  • Artist-only break room and information center
  • Beautiful outdoor Riverfront venue
  • The company of highly respected, nationally recognized, award-winning artists
  • Good old-fashioned mid-western hospitality!!

Ask the artists who have exhibited in Peoria.  No one does it better!  We excel in artist amenities from complimentary lunch and breakfast to an Artist Awards and Appreciation dinner.  We work hard to make your experience, in the heart of the Midwest, one you won't forget.  With 35% of our exhibiting artists new each year, we never tire of hearing: "Wow, I never thought I'd do this well or have this much fun in Peoria, IL!"

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to become a fan and to keep up with the most up to date happening organized by the Peoria Art Guild.

Application available at: 

For additional information, please call 309-671-1093, visit
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