Event Information

Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair 2019


Peoria Heights, Illinois (Midwest)

Event Dates: 5/11/19 - 5/11/19
Application Deadline: 4/20/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The Peoria Heights Art Committee is excited to announce the return of the Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair to further our growing reputation as a cultural desitination in Illinois.  The Fine Art Fair will bring greater exposure to the many professional artists who are living and working in Central Illinois.  The Fine Art Fair is a juried event and chosen artists will receive monetary awards based on the artist's submissions.  Purchase awards will also be given to select artists.

The Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair is supported by the Peoria Heights Village and Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce and will be free and open to the public.  The Fair is a one-day event, Saturday May 11th from 9 am to 5 pm, coinciding with the Komen Peoria MORE THAN PINK Walk on Mother’s Day weekend.  The artists will be given the opportunity to be a part of Art for a Cure donating the sale of a select work or a portion of a work's proceeds to the Peoria Susan G. Komen Foundation.

An Artist's and Sponsor's evening will be held Friday, May 10th from 7-9 pm.

General Information
  • Awards
    • ​Tower Award         $1,000
    • Grandview Award     $500
    • Blue Ribbon Award  $250
    • Rutherford Award     $100
    • Purchase Awards
  • Important dates:
    • Artist Applications Open:  January 10, 2019
    • Application Deadline:  February 28, 2019
    • Notification:  March 4, 2019
    • Accept/Purchase Deadline:  March 15, 2019
    • Cancellation Deadline:  April 5, 2019
  • Medium
    • ​Ceramics: Original functional and non-functional works created from clay, porcelain, stoneware or earthenware. Factory-produced work is not permitted.
    • Digital Art: Any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered. Photographs taken created using a digital camera should apply in the photography category.
    • Drawing: Works that are drawn by hand incorporating ink, charcoal, pastel, pencil, etc.
    • Fiber/Textiles: Works created from fibers, including basketry, weaving, papermaking, leather and fine wearables. Factory-produced wearables are not permitted.
    • Glass: Functional and/or sculptural objects created by blowing, casting, kiln, or molding as well as all cold working processes.  Mass- or factory-produced work is not permitted. Glass jewelry must be submitted in the jewelry category.
    • Jewelry: All work that is jewelry must be entered in this category regardless of the materials used. All work must be handcrafted by the artist; no factory production is permitted.
    • Metal: Functional and non-sculptural works incorporating metal. Jewelry incorporating metal must apply in the jewelry category.
    • Mixed Media: Works, both 2-D and 3-D, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
    • Painting: Works incorporating oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.
    • Photography: Photographs made from the artist’s original image and printed either by the artist or under his or her direction are permitted. The photographic process must be displayed, and each edition must be signed and numbered. Photographs printed on canvas are considered reproductions and must be marked as such while on display.
    • Printmaking: Hand-pulled original works from a block, plate, stone or other object. Prints must be signed and numbered as limited editions.
    • Sculpture: Three-dimensional works incorporating any material that is carved, modeled, constructed or cast.
    •  Wood: Works incorporating wood as 90% of the primary material.
    • **Giclee & High Quality Reproductions – Only 20% allowed per booth
  • Support:  Friendly festival team members and volunteers for artist assistance and direction.  Boxed lunches will be available for purchase the day of the event. 
  • Parking:  Artist and public parking is close and convenient. 
  • Tent side Set-up and Break-down:  Tent side loading and unloading before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm on Saturday.  The tents will be set up on pavement, so artist should be prepared to secure your tent accordingly.
  • Security:  During show hours.
  • Weather:  This is a rain or shine event.

  • Applicants’ work must be of original design and personal execution.
  • Images must accurately represent the artist’s work that will be exhibited. Artists must be present during the entire festival. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. Commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers are not eligible.
  • Collaborating artists may apply to participate, but only joint work may be shown and sold. Otherwise, each artist must apply for their own/separate space. Names of collaborating artists must appear on all application materials. If artists apply as collaborating artists, each artist must be on site for the festival. Only the work of the contracted artist may be displayed and sold.
  • The work must be representative of the images selected through the jury process. No kits or works that are produced from commercial plans will be accepted. No posters, postcards, note cards or promotional products.
  • One image must be of the booth display; entries will not be considered without a booth image. The booth image is used to judge overall appearance, professionalism, consistency of work and will assist in the determination of booth placement in the most advantageous location. Please submit an outdoor booth image that does not contain people or artist identification.
  • Signed and numbered limited-edition reproductions of artworks are allowed. Artists must disclose limited edition process on prints. Editions cannot exceed 150 prints. Original art must occupy more than 80 percent of the booth.
  • Artists may submit applications in multiple categories. A separate application and fee are required for each category entered.
  • Pets are not allowed with the exception of trained service animals.
  • Participating artist must take part in Art for a Cure.  Artists will donate a portion of their proceeds or a percentage of a piece to the Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate for Art for a Cure.

Booth Information
  • The application fee is $30 per entry. Fees are non-refundable if your application does not meet the rules and regulations listed.
  • The participation fee for a 10’ x 10’ space is $100
  • Exhibitors are required to have a 10’ x 10’ white tent, weights for tents is recommended.  Staking is not possible.
  • Space assignments are made based upon booth images, exhibit flow and artists’ requirements. The use of a location is restricted to the artist to whom it is assigned.
  • Limited tents available for rent through American Rental Center at 309-688-1412.