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54th PEORIA ART GUILD FINE ART FAIR 

 SEPTEMBER 24 - 25, 2016

10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Plan to spend the day or the entire weekend at Peoria's largest art event on the city's scenic riverfront. Experience exceptional works of art from the nationally recognized artists, memborable music, and palate-pleasing food, beer and wine. Additional art activities include "make and take" projects for the kids and the creation of the 12' x 8' Community Mural of various works of art by this year's poster artist Chuck Wimmer.

   >> View the list of all 2015 artists.

List of 2016 artist coming soon!

 

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

The Peoria Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized by the following:

  • #32 rating in the "Top 50" list by Art Fair SourceBook, a definitive guide of art fairs in the U.S.
  • #69 in the "Top 100" by Sunshine Artist, America's premier art and craft show magazine.
  • "Top 50" nationally by Art Fair Calendar, a comprehensive juried fine art fair listing website.

 

LOCATION

200 NE Water Street

Peoria IL

Free Parking


 

ADMISSION

$5 daily 

$7 weekend pass

12 and under free

Get tickets now!

 

ARTISTS 

Showcasing 150 nationally recognized artists who love Peoria!  Original works of art will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, photography, digital art, printmaking, mixed media, metal, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, leather, and wearable fiber.

 

FEATURED POSTER ARTIST

  Born in Budapest, master digital artist Chuck Wimmer moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to embark on a career as a freelance illustrator.  Today, Wimmer devotes all of his energies in exhibiting in more than 35 juried art shows annually.

This year's poster art is called "Frank Sat Up" and was favored over traditional images due to Wimmer's entertaining approach to his works of art.

"I am so honored to be asked," said Wimmer. "Digital art is often ignored by art fairs for their promotional materials, but I feel the art that the Fine Art Fair committee selected perfectly describes the artist experience at the Peoria Fine Art Fair - it's fun and uplifting!"

Wimmer works can be found in both provate and corporate collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Isreal and Japan. He will be exhibiting at the Peoria Fine Art Fair at booth #1.

 

 COMMUNITY MURAL

Be one of hundreds of people who will contribute their personal touch in recreating works of art from poster artist Chuck Wimmer. Watch as this giant mural comes together tile-by-tile over the Fine Art Fair weekend. It's free, it's fun, and it's Peoria's version of showcasing the exceptional works of our talented poster artist.

 

KIDS ART FESTIVAL

Admission $5

This is where fun meets "make 'n take" art friendly projects for kids of all ages.

 

 

MUSIC 

Live performances from some of Peoria's best at the Landing all weekend long.

2015 Music Schedule:

Saturday, Septmber 26th
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ~ Peoria Youth Symphony
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  ~ Peoria Ballet
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ~ 
Jacob Peña
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~ TooCan
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ~ Bradley Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, September 27th
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ~ String Works
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ~ Matt Larson / Audible Watercolor
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~ Harold Greene Trio
4:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m. ~ Peoria Jazz All-Stars 

 2016 schedule coming soon!

 

FOOD & WINE

 It's not "fair" food and wine, but palate-pleasers from some of our community's finest.

Spotted Cow

Ice Cream

Italian Beef

Red beans & rice

Chips

Nick 'n Willy's

Pizza by the slice

Aegean, pepperoni, & cheese

Wings

Haddad's (under bridge)

Grilled pork chops

Chicken breast

Brats

Hot Dogs

   

 

 PEORIA ART GUILD TENT

The greatest volunteers on the planet can answer all your questions about the Fine Art Fair, locating a specific artist, or directions to the Kids Art Festival.  They can also tell you about upcoming Art Guild events.

Fine Art Fair posters $10

T-shirts $20

 

FINE ART FAIR PREVIEW PARTY

Friday, September 23

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The event name says it all.  Preview, party, and purchase art in advance on the Friday night before the fair. More information to come.

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Fair Sponsors:
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Platinum

Peoria Art Guild

Gold

WCBU FM

Silver

Biehl's Cleaners and Shirt Service
Stellar Systems Inc. ~ Web Developers in Peoria, IL