Peoria, Ill. - The Peoria Art Guild is accepting applications for the 48th Annual Fine Art Fair to be held at the Peoria Riverfront on September 25-26, 2010.
Artists can only apply online at The deadline for applications is March 15.

Rated as one of the top fine art fairs in the country, 103rd by Greg Lawler's Art Fair SourceBook, the Fine Art Fair is the largest community event on Peoria's
Riverfront with an anticipated 40,000 attendance. 150 fine art fair artists will exhibit and sell original works of art in jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, wood, glass, mixed media, metal and fiber. Through a blind jury process, 125 artists will be invited to exhibit at the Fair along with 25 artists who were invited to attend as 2009 award winners. Jurors will consist of six practicing artists and two art collectors.

$10,000 in awards will be given to Fine Art Fair artists of all mediums.

Artists consistently give high marks to the Fine Art Fair for its superior hospitality, praising the 400 energetic community volunteers for their assistance, as well as the complimentary meals, security, and set-up accessibility provided.

Artists may apply at thru March 15th. For more information, please visit, or call Stacy at 309-637-1093, or by email, Find us on Facebook for updates and information.

The Peoria Art Guild, one of the nation's oldest visual arts organizations, exists to serve the community and artists through the exhibition and sale of contemporary artwork, to provide education and to promote appreciation of the visual arts. The Peoria Art Guild provides the community with art exhibits, art classes, original artwork for purchase or rent, and other special events such as the Fine Art Fair. Programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

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