Art Spectacular

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Festival of Arts

 Art Spectacular is a multi-experience festival of art, music and children’s programs. Founded by Rees Carillon Society Board Member, Barb Walker, Art Spectacular is a professionally juried fine art and craft show featuring collector- and museum-quality works of art and crafts. Over two days, Art Spectacular attracts approximately 5,500 to 6,500 attendees. The 50 participating artists are among the region's and nation’s most recognized artists and artisans. In less than a decade, Art Spectacular has been ranked in "The Best 100 Art Fairs in the Country" in 2014 by Sunshine Artist Magazine; and118 out of 600 art fairs nationally and the best in Springfield according to Greg Lawler’s 2010 Art Fair Sourcebook. Works of art and crafts range from $50 to $7,500. In addition to a silent auction and gift basket raffle, the event features hourly carillon performances and other performances by local musicians. 

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WHEN

 Saturday, September 9, 2017  | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Sunday, September 10, 2017  | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Held annually on the 2nd weekend of September)

Admission: Art Fair – Free
Kids’ Place - $1.50/child

Free Parking in the Park and surrounding side streets.

 Only Service Animals Allowed.   

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THE MISSION

It is our mission to foster the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts and carillon music specifically. At the 11th annual ART SPECTACULAR at the Carillon on September 10-11, 2017 this will be done by combining beautiful original artwork by juried artists, in a beautiful park setting, with beautiful music by local musicians and one of the world’s finest carillons – for the sight and sound enjoyment of art lovers in the Central Illinois area. 

the sponsors

Our Major Contributors

CARILLONNEUR'S CLUB

Anonymous
Casey’s General Stores
CEFCU
Concordia Village Senior Living Community
Laurie & David Farrell
Staab Funeral Home
Troxell Insurance

PRESIDENT'S CLUB

Anonymous
Casey’s General Stores
CEFCU
Concordia Village Senior Living Community
Laurie & David Farrell
Staab Funeral Home
Troxell Insurance

VOLUNTEER FOR ART SPECTACULAR

VOLUNTEERS

Please contact Barb Walker at dandbwalker58@gmail.com or 217-787-3532. Sixty volunteers are needed in half-day or full-day shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to set-up, assist artists, and deliver water; staff parking lot, gates, gift basket raffle, silent auction, Kids’ Art Sale, Kids’ Place, and the VIP tent; and close-down art fair. Enthusiastic Volunteers keep our artists happy and help make this a successful fundraiser for the Rees Carillon.

MUSICIANS

Would you like to showcase your talent and donate an hour or two of your time for the benefit of the Rees Carillon? To apply please contact Barb Walker at dandbwalker58@gmail.com or 217-787-3532.