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 Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

on Peoria's Riverfront


    A list of all 2018 artists is coming soon!



It's our 56th anniversary for bringing original art to central Illinois and we want you to be a part of the celebration! As one of the oldest art organizations in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized. We offer affordable hotel rates, convenient parking, and 500+ volunteers. This year, we have added Friday night in order to increase your opportunities to visit our extraordinary fair! 


Directors: Shannon Cox & Kim Sanders

Asst. Director: Brittany Moldenhauer

2018 Fine Art Fair Intern: Ginger Batton



Riverfront Festival Park
200 NE Water Street
Peoria IL
Free Parking

NOTE:The Peoria Park District requests that no animals be allowed
unless for therapeutic or emotional support.







$10 Friday evening

$5 single day Saturday or Sunday

$7 weekend Saturday & Sunday

children 12 years and under free

Free passes for members!

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I BUY ART, a grassroots campaign started by Peoria-based textile company Collecture, will become the central theme of this year’s Peoria Fine Art Fair. 

I BUY ART was launched to reinforce a philosophy that the best way to support the arts is to buy art. I BUY ART buttons will be given to every Fair patron that purchases artwork in an effort to advocate and emphasize the importance of buying original art. 

Shannon Cox & Kim Sanders, Directors of the 2018 Peoria Fine Art Fair are thrilled to be collaborating with Collecture to bring the I BUY ART initiative to the 56th anniversary of this event. 



Showcasing 130 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.  





John Leben is our 2018 featured artist, spending most of his career in Chicago. He continues to exhibit and sell his work at art shows and galleries around the Midwest and Florida, winning awards for his digital paintings. For more infornation about John click here  



If you think the kids are the only ones having fun, the interactive Community Mural is designed for adults. It takes hundreds of people to participate in this fun, hands-on activity — and everyone attending the Fair can watch as the mural literally comes together tile-by-tile over this three-day event. It's free, it's fun and it's Peoria's nod to our extremely talented poster artist John Leben. This is a free activity at the Fair.



Admission $5

 We are happy to announce the Kids Art Festival will include a community Mural which will feature artists like Van Gogh and Kadinsky for our young artists this year! There will also be a large interactive canvas representing Jackson Pollock style of painting.
      Sculpture, textiles, watercolor and drawing activities will be included as well! 

Other things offered will include:

  • A Paint it Take it t-shirt or canvas bag
  • Face Painting
  • Slime making
  • Henna Art (for an additional fee)
  • Peoria Playhouse Destination Playground and activities
  • ISU Center for Math, Science & Technology STEM projects        




               On entering the fair, you can enjoy live musical selections throughout our scenic riverfront as a backdrop to your viewing and purchasing of the art on display.



 Exceptional palate-pleasers from some of Peoria's favorites will be available. This year's food vendors include Nick N Willie's, Mike's Knot Just Ribs, Moja's, Nacho Mama's Grilled Cheese, Haddad's, Popcorn Heaven, Demarchi's Coffee, Ortiz Bakery and Jane's Sweet Addictions.



Selected red and white wines will be at two locations -- The Landing & under the Murray Baker Bridge.  Wine by the glass, $5.  Beer provided by Brewer's Distributing.  Beer by the glass, $4.  16 ounce water, $1.



The best volunteers on the planet will 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 special events. A fundraising raffle will also be at the PAG tent with current works from participating artists.  And don't miss the official Fine Art Fair commemorative poster and T-shirts.  They are a great, affordable way to support the Fine Art Fair.

Fine Art Fair posters $10
T-shirts $20 (adult)  $10 (youth size M)

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