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


 

RANKED IN THE BEST 100 FINE ART FAIRS IN THE UNITED STATES
BY SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE!

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. 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; and 118 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.



Saturday, September 10 2016  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 11, 2016  |   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.





The Mission: It is our mission to foster the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts and cast bells. At the 11th annual ART SPECTACULAR at the Carillon on September 10-11, 2016 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.

Only Service Animals Allowed.

2015 Award Winners

Best of Show: Penny Atkinson-Potter, Penoir Contemporary Jewelry

Best New Artist: Lou Zale, Mixed Media

Fine Art:
1st: Ken Tiessen, Pastel
2nd: Bradley Bauer, Photography

Fine Craft: 
1st: Jean Perkinson, Baskets
2nd: Karen Fiorino, Clay

Best Booth: Carolyn Phillips, Jewelry
Favorite Artist: Alexa Caskey, Acrylic

2016 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Penny Atkinson-Potter
Jewelry
Howell, MI
Penoir Contemporary Jewelry 

www.penoir.com
Bradley Bauer
Photography
St. Charles, MO

www.bauerphotography.org
Lisa Becker
Glass
St. Charles, MO
Art Glass Array

www.artglassarray.com
Ron Bell
Wood
Virginia, IL
RB's Specialties

 
Linda Bollenbach &
Don Brookens
Jewelry
Howell, MI
Anna, IL

Brook in the Thicket
Peter Brenner
Jewelry
West Dundee, IL
Jewelry maker
 
Mandy & Liz Curl
Fiber
Springfield, IL
Mandinka Designs
www.mandinkadesigns.com
James Downing
Glass
Monticello, IL
Prairie Fire Glass
www.prairiefireglass.com
Kathy Fields
Jewelry
O'Fallon, MO
Kathy's Jewels
kabepu@hotmail.com
Karen Fiorino
Clay
Makanda, IL
Clay Lick Creek Pottery
www.claylickcreekpottery.com
Lynne & Duane Frichtl
Glass
Bloomington, IL
Twinkle 5 Fused Glass
www.twinklesfusedglasss.com
Frank Gee
Painting
Gallatin, TN

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

www.thequirkyquiller.com
Lou Hii
Paper Cutting
Indianapolis, IN

 
Bobbie Johnston
Fiber
Urbana, IL

 
Jill Kettler
Fiber
Freeburg, IL
Jill’s Weavings/Fiber Finch Farm

jakettler@hotmail.com
Nancy Krahn
Jewelry
Algonquin, IL
Nancy Krahn Jewelry Designs

www.nancykhranjewlerydesign.com
Kathy Lesle
Watercolor/Mixed-Media
Chatham, IL
KANN Originals
  kathy.lesle@comcast.net
Chih-Yu Kevin Lin
Jewlery
St. Louis, MO
Chih Design

 
Linnea Lahlum
Jewelry
Buffalo Grove, IL
Darian Design Jewerly

Darian Design Jewelry on Facebook
Loel Martin
Photography
Skokie, IL
 
Margaret Michel
Watercolor
Park Ridge, IL
margaretmichel@mac.com
Jill Morgan
Fiber
Springfield, IL
Glitz 'N Glam Purses
jillmorgan52@sbcglobal.net
Marcia Nagy
Fiber
Bloomington, IL
 
Nick Nott
Photography
East Peoria, IL
Email Nick Nott Photography
Susan Palmer
Ink & Watercolor Accents
Bloomginton, IL
 
Jean Perkinson
Baskets
Cincinnati, OH
J. P. Baskets
Carolyn G. Phillips
Jewelry
Brazil, IN
studio47designs.com
Stephen G. Phillips
Metalwork
Brazil, IN

studio47designs.com
Jean Robison
Photography
Goodfield, IL
Jean Robison Photography
 
Barb Roth
Paper
Springfield, IL
Nature Created in Paper

 
Jill Scales
Fiber
Elk Grove Village, IL

 
John Seiz
Pottery
Chatham, IL
Seiz Pottery
www.seizpottery.com
Al Sievers
Glass
Batavia, IL
alsiev@comcast.net
Anthony Slichenmyer
Steel
Olney, IL
 
Jo Smith
Clay
Marshall, AR
Treenware and Pottery
www.treenwareandpottery.com
Marvin Smith
Wood Spoons
Marshall, AR
Treenware and Pottery
www.treenwareandpottery.com
Stan Squires
Watercolor
Springfield, IL
Stan Squires Ltd. Edition Prints

www.brilliantwatercolors.com
Mary Ellen Strack
Oil & Acrylic
Springfield, IL
www.maryellenstrack.com
Connie Thatcher
Jewelry
House Springs, MO
Dragonfly Kiln Works
 
Ken Tiessen
Pastel
Peoria, IL
www.kentiessenart.com
Thomas Trausch
Oil
Woodstock, IL
Trausch Fine Arts
www.trauschfinearts.com
Randy & Joy Turner
Glass
Paris, IL
Larkfield Glass
 
Joan Tweedell
Printmaking
South Bend, IN
 
Poppy Vincent
Jewelry
Springfield, IL
Art Jewelry by Poppy
www.jewelrybypoppy.com
William Waite
Wood Puzzles
Prairie du Chien, WI
Puzzle Mist
www.puzzlemist.com
Carolyn & Leonard Wilson
Glass
McHenry, IL
The Glass Haus
www.theglasshaus.com
Lou Zale
Mixed Media
Deerfield, IL
www.louzale.com
ART SPECTACULAR SPONSORS

WITH OUR THANKS TO THESE GENEROUS 2016 SPONSORS:

 



These Mid-West Family Radio Stations:

                



Carillonneur's Club Members:


Anonymous


Casey’s General Stores


CEFU


Concordia Village Senior Living Community


Laurie & David Farrell


Staab Funeral Home


Troxell Insurance




President's Club Members:

Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home & Cremation Service


Hickory Point Bank


Illini Bank

 

 

Volunteer for Art Spectacular
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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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