Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, & Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
Ranked in the 100 Best Art Fairs in the United States for 3 years by Sunshine Artist Magazine, Art Spectacular at the Carillon is a fine art and craft fair, professionally juried for quality and media balance. Art Spectacular is the only art fair in Central Illinois included in the "100 Best". It is held on the lawn of Washington Park, which is next to a wealthy neighborhood of art-buying, appreciative and knowledgeable patrons who love Art Spectacular. The park setting provides a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing venue for the beautiful, quality artwork. 6,000 patrons from Central Illinois love this art fair for its size, its variety and quality of artwork, and balance of media.
Springfield is home to 4 universities, a community college, a school of medicine, a large medical community, the IL State Capitol and President Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Art Spectacular is a fund raiser for the non-profit world-class 67-bell carillon in Washington Park, the 5th largest carillon in the world.
Featuring up to 50 artists, Art spectacular also features a preview sale, patron bucks, demos, Kids' Place, Kids' Art Sale, Music, Food Vendor, Silent Auction and Gift Basket Raffle.
Art Spectacular is a show you should apply to if you want to participate in in an art fair juried for quality and balance; a highly respected fine art fair that is raved about by both artists and patrons; an art fair with volunteers who will 'spoil' you with free coffee, water, soda and time-of-day appropriate snacks all weekend; provide load-in assistance if desired; booth sitting; artists' award dinner; and a show known for having 'heart' with its founder/chair on-site, visible, available, and responsive all weekend!
All fine art and fine craft.
Application Fee $35
Booth Fee $200 - $400
Art Spectacular is extensively advertised in newspapers, TV, radio, billboards, patron invitations, newsletters, websites, signs, posters, e-mail, sponsors, and social media.
The 2-page Call for Artists is at www.carillon-rees.org and click on the Art Spectacular card.
Prohibited are pets, alcohol, fence cutting, and drying tent walls on the grass.