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Call for Artists: Q-FEST Juried Arts Festival

June 28, 29 & 30
Quincy, Illinois
Downtown in Washington Park
55 Artists
Deadline: February 3
Application Fee: $20     Booth Fee: $100
This outdoor arts festival is located in historic Washington Park in downtown Quincy, Illinois, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Quincy is a vibrant arts community of 40,000 and the commercial center of the tri-state region of west-central Illinois, southeast Iowa, and northeast Missouri with a population of over 300,000. 
Artist booths are located on flat ground in the park on the grass facing the sidewalk. Ample nearby parking is available at no cost. Electricity is available at no extra charge on a first come, first-serve basis. Most booths are within 50-100 feet of an electrical outlet.
Q-FEST is a community celebration of the arts (visual, musical, culinary) in Quincy, IL. Our Mission is to connect people with the arts through an annual community event.

Our Vision is an enriched community through arts experiences that engage, educate, and entertain, Right on Q. We will achieve our vision by delivering excellent experiences within three pillars: ART, MUSIC, and FOOD.
About the Show:
Q-FEST is looking for Fine & Fresh artists including makers of one-of-a-kind items who may not necessarily identify with the fine art label. All interested artists/makers must apply and will be subject to the jury process. Approximately 50-60 artists will be accepted to display and sell their work throughout the weekend. We accept a maximum of 60 artists to ensure individual sales remain strong. Original painting, photography, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber and more will be available at a variety of price points.
What you can expect from us:
  • $5000 in Awards including a $1,000 Best of Show purchase award
  • Online Artist Gallery with color images
  • Energetic volunteers delivering water to your booth and booth sitting
  • Artist Awards Brunch on Sunday
Even better:
We pre-sell art bucks. These art bucks may be used to purchase artwork from any participating artist, and artists are reimbursed for the full face value. All sponsors receive art bucks based on their level of giving, so this cash is ready to be spent on art!
Extensive marketing takes place in and around the Quincy market including thousands of dollars in print, TV, radio and social media advertising and everything else!
  • "People could not have been friendlier - from Q-Staff/Volunteers to fellow artists and patrons. Cool vibe overall." - 2018 Participating Artist
  • "We love this show! We are always blown away by all you do for the artists and by how supportive the community is." - 2018 Participating Artist

Questions? Contact Amanda Brown:, 217-779-2285

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