May 1 – Sept 30 

Wed @ 6:30 pm

Sat  @ 2 & 6:30 pm

Sun @ 2 & 6:30 pm


Oct 1 – April 30 

Wed @ Noon

Sun  @ 2 & 4 pm


For the most up-to-date information please go to

www.reescarillon.org


RANKED #44 IN THE BEST 100 FINE ART FAIRS IN THE

 UNITED STATES

BY SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE - 2016!


2017 AWARD WINNERS

Best of Show:   Pat Kroth, Fiber

Best New Artist:  Kent Epler, Sculpture

 

Fine Art:
1st:    Ken Tiessen, Pastel
2nd:   Mollie Chounard, Acrylic



Fine Craft: 

1st:    Mandy & Liz Curl, Fiber

2nd:   Jean Perkinson, Baskets

 

Best Booth:   Lisa Becker, Glass

Favorite Artist:  Kent Epler, Sculpture

Art Spectacular

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. Art Spectacular was ranked #44 in "The Best 200 Art Fairs in the United States" in 2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine – the only art fair in Central Illinois included in the “Best 200”. 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.




Saturday, September 8, 2018  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 9, 2018  |   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(Held annually on the 2nd weekend of September)

Admission:  | Art Fair – Free | Kids’ Place - $2/child

Free Parking in the Park and surrounding side streets.


2018 Call for Artists: Page 1 | Page 2


The Mission: If you’re looking for an art fair that is loved by artists and patrons, with great amenities, awesome volunteers, reasonable fees, and an on-site, available producer, then consider applying to Art Spectacular at the Carillon! We cater to artists! Ranked in the “200 Best Art Fairs in the United States” in 2015 and 2017 – and #44 in 2016 - by Sunshine Artist Magazine, Art Spectacular is the only art fair in Central Illinois included in the “200 Best”. Art Spectacular at the Carillon is held annually on the second weekend of September on the lawn of Washington Park in Springfield, IL. Art Spectacular is professionally juried for quality and balance in Fine Art and Fine Craft.   Washington Park is next to a wealthy neighborhood of art-buying, appreciative and knowledgeable patrons who love Art Spectacular and provides a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing venue. Art Spectacular is extensively advertised in newspapers, TV, radio, billboards, patron invitations, newsletters, websites, signs, posters, flyers, e-mail, social media, and sponsors.  6,000 patrons from Central Illinois love this art fair for its size, quality of artwork, and balance of media.  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. Springfield is home to 4 universities, a community college, a school of medicine, a large medical community, the IL State Capitol, and the President Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.   Art Spectacular is a fundraiser for the world-class 67-bell carillon in Washington Park, the 5th largest carillon in the world.

Only Service Animals Allowed.

2017 Participating Artists
Dalia Ancevicius
Acrylic
Dalia Art Studio
Oak Lawn, IL

www.daliaartstudio.com
L. Taylor Armour
Photography
All Across America Fine Arts Photography
Athens, IL

Email
Penny Atkinson-Potter & T J Potter
Jewelry
Penoir Jewelry
Howell, MI

www.penoir.com
Lisa Becker
Glass
Art Glass Array
St. Charles, MO

www.lisabeckerdesign.com
Peter Brenner
Jewelry
Jewelrymaker
Elgin, IL

Email
Joseph Chomyn
Porcelain Clay
Designs in Clay
South Bend, IN
Joseph.chomyn@yahoo.com
Mollie Chounard
Acrylic
Mollie Chounard Fine Art
St. Louis, MO
www.molliechounard.com
Cat Clausen
Oil Dwight, IL
www.catclausen.com
Mandy & Liz Curl
Fiber
Springfield, IL
Mandinka Designs
www.mandinkadesigns.com
James Downey
Glass
Prairie Fire Glass
Monticello, IL
www.prairiefireglass.com
Kent P. Epler
Sculpture
The Laughing Boy
New Albany, IN
www.thelaughingboy.com
Neil Estrick
Ceramics
Grayslake, IL
Neil Estrick Gallery

www.neilestrickgallery.com
Karrie Evenson-Loar
Acrylic
Rogers, AR
Karrie Evenson Art

www.karrieevenson.com
Kathy Fields
Jewelry
O’Fallon, MO

www.kathyfieldsjewelry.com
Karen Fiorino
Clay
Makanda, IL
Clay Lick Creek Pottery

www.claylickcreekpottery.com
Frank Gee
Acrylic
Gallatin, TN
Frank Gee Studio

www.frankgee.com
Carole Harp
Paper Quilling & Quilling Jewelry
Rochester, IL
The Quirky Quiller

www.thequirkyquiller.com
Jane Heater
Photography
Massillon, OH
Glory Reflections Photography
www.gloryreflections.com
Reinhard Herzog
Blown Glass
Ballwin, MO
The Reinhard Herzog Glass Studio
Email
Bobbie Johnston
Fiber Urbana, IL
Nancy Krahn
Jewelry
Algonquin, IL
Nancy Krahn Jewelry Design
www.nancykrahnjewelrydesign.com
Pat Kroth
Fiber- Art Quilts
Verona, WI
Pat Kroth Fiber Art
www.krothfiberart.com
Linnea Lahlum
Jewelry
Buffalo Grove, IL
Darian Design Jewelry
dariandesignjewelry on Facebook
Kathy A. Lesle
Watercolor Mixed Media
Chatham, IL
K. Ann Originals
Email
Cynthia Linnabary
Ceramics
Roscoe, IL
Cinlin Art

www.cinlinart.com
Karrie Evenson-Loar
Acrylic
Rogers, AR
Karrie Evenson Art

www.karrieevenson.com
Loel Martin
Photography
Skokie, IL
Loel Martin Photography

www.loelmartinphoto.com
Paula McKinney
Fiber
West Carrollton, OH
Divine Fiber Arts

www.facebook.com/divinefiberarts
Reneë Michaud
2D Mixed Media
Ishpeming, MI
Nook and Cranny Art Studio

www.nookandcrannyart.com
Jill Morgan
Fiber
Springfield, IL
Glitz ‘N Glam Purses

Email
Susan Palmer
Ink w/Watercolor
Bloomington, IL
Email
Jean Perkinson
Baskets
Cincinnati, OH
J. P. Baskets
Email
Carolyn Phillips
Jewelry
Brazil, IN
Studio 47 Designs
www.studio47designs.com
Stephen Phillips
Metal
Brazil, IN
Studio 47 Designs
www.studio47designs.com
Tom O. Reed
Wood
Sandborn, IN
Artistic Wooden Cooking Utensils
www.tomoreed.com
Barbara Roth
Paper Mixed Media
Springfield, IL
Email
Jill Scales
Fiber
Elk Grove Village, IL
Daisy Bags

www.daisybags.com
John Seiz
Clay
Chatham, IL
Seiz Pottery

www.seizpottery.com
Al Sievers
Stained Glass
Batavia, IL

Email
Anthony Slichenmyer
Metal
Olney, IL

Email
Stan Squires
Watercolor
Springfield, IL
Stan Squires Limited Edition Prints

www.brilliantwatercolors.com
Connie Thatcher
Jewelry
House Springs, MO

Email
Ken Tiessen
Pastel
Peoria, IL
www.kentiessenart.com
Thomas Trausch
Oil
Woodstock, IL
Trausch Fine Arts
www.trauschfinearts.com
Randy & Joy Turner
Blown Glass
Paris, IL
Larkfield Glass
Larkfield Glass on Facebook
Joan Tweedell
Printmaking
South Bend, IN
Studio 47 Designs
Email
Poppy Vincent
Jewelry
Springfield, IL
Art Jewelry by Poppy
www.jewelrybypoppy.com
William Waite
Wood
Waterloo, WI
Puzzle Mist.com
Puzzle Mist
Carolyn & Leonard Wilson
Glass
McHenry, IL
The Glass Haus

www.theglasshaus.com
Lou Zale
2D Mixed Media
Deerfield, IL

www.louzale.com
ART SPECTACULAR SPONSORS

WITH OUR THANKS TO THESE GENEROUS 2017SPONSORS:

 

ANONYMOUS



Mid-West Family Radio Stations:

                



The Paintbrush:


Laurie & David Farrell




Carillonneur's Club Members:


Casey’s General Stores


CEFCU


Concordia Village


Troxell




President's Club Members:

Ameriprise Financial – Steven Koch, CFP


BJ Grand Salon & Spa


Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home & Cremation Service


Meijer


Staab

 

 

Volunteer for Art Spectacular
Download volunteer information
Download volunteer application



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.
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