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Art Spectacular at the Carillon

A juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair, ranked in “The Best 200 Art Fairs in the United States” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Art Spectacular is the only art fair in Springfield and Central Illinois with this distinction.

MISSION: It is our mission to foster the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts and cast bells. At Art Spectacular 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.

DATES:
September 10, 2022   –  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 11, 2022   –   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Held annually on the 2nd full weekend of September)

 

Chair: Connie Heskett
spfldartspectacular@gmail.com  or  217-306-1838

ADMISSION?  Free.

PARKING?   Free Parking in the Park and the surrounding side streets.

PETS?  Sorry, No.  For the safety of pets, people, and artwork, only licensed Service Animals are allowed.

What is Art Spectacular? It is a multi-experience festival of art and music. Founded in 2006 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 5,000 to 6,000 attendees. Works of art and crafts range from $50 to $7,500.

2021 Artist Award Winners:

Best of Show:  Lou Zale – 2D Mixed Media

1st Place Fine Art – Joshua Rhoades – Photography

1st Place Fine Craft – T.J. & Penny Potter – Jewelry

2nd Place Fine Art – Thomas Trausch – Watercolor

2nd Place Fine Craft – Karen Fiorino – Clay

Best New Artist – Frank Gee – Acrylic

Favorite Artist – Kent Epler – Sculpture

With our Thanks to These
Generous 2021 Sponsors:

EVENT SPONSORS

*REES CARILLON SOCIETY*
*SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT*
*THE CARILLON BELLES*
*WASHINGTON PARK
BOTANICAL GARDENS*

SPECTACULAR

GOLD

LAURIE & DAVID FARREL

SILVER

ANONYMOUS

CARILLONNEUR’S CLUB

BUNN
CEFCU
CONCORDIA VILLAGE
JOE HILLS
MARINE BANK
TROXELL

PRESIDENT’S CLUB

B J GRAND SALON
ELLINGER-KUNZ & PARK FUNERAL HOME
UNITED COMMUNITY BANK

SPONSOR

HICKORY POINT BANK
JOE MCMENAMIN, WARD 7 ALDERMAN, SPRINGFIELD, IL
LAMBERT CUSTOM POOLS, INC.
MARINE BANK
WARREN-BOYNTON STATE BANK

FRIEND

RYAN ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS

YOUTH ART SHOWCASE:

CARILLONNEUR’S CLUB:

SCHEELS

PRESIDENT’S CLUB:

GREGORY P. SGRO, ATTORNEY

FAMILY SPONSORS

CHARLES & JEAN ADAMS
LINDA DISTLEHORST
FRANK & CONNIE FEGAN
KATHRYN A. GIETL
KELLY & KAREN GRANT
TOM & JUNE HARMAN
ANN & GREG HURST
C.J. & JENNY METCALF
RICHARD MILLS – IN LOVING MEMORY OF RACHEL K. MILLS
THE NOLL FAMILY
KATHY SEES
LESLIE SGRO
DR. & MRS. JOHN & LYNDA SNODSMITH
DON & WANDA TRACY
STEPHANIE & CARLO VAN ULFT
DON & BARB WALKER
DIANA WIDICUS & MIKE DAVIS

IN-KIND SPONSORS

Central Illinois Food Bank
Frye-Williamson Press, Inc.
Harvest Market
Meijer
Mel-O-Cream Donuts
Pasfield Golf Course
Vono Medical Supplies
Wal-Mart on Dirksen Pkwy.
Wal-Mart on Freedom Dr.
Wal-Mart on Sixth St.

With our Thanks to These Talented 2021 Musicians:

Springfield Saxes:
Ken Pratt – Soprano Sax,
Hope Quarles – Alto Sax,
Max Slazinik – Tenor Sax,
& Harry Hild – Baritone Sax:
Saturday 10:15 & Sunday 12:15

Sangamon Woodwind Consort:
Cindy Garretson – Flute,
Cathy McGuire – Bassoon,
& Krista Steller – Oboe
Saturday 11:15

Phil Steinberg – Songs of Sinatra & More:
Saturday 12:15 & Sunday 1:15

Jan Mulrooney-Kuhn – Harp:
Saturday 1:15

David Tell & Don Elston – Native American Flutes:
Saturday 2:15 & Sunday 11:15

Paulette George & Lisa Richardson – Flutes:
Saturday 3:15

Frank Trompeter – Saxophone & Vocals:
Saturday 4:15

Mark Mathewson – Mandolin & Erich Schroeder – Banjo:
Sunday 2:15

Carlo van Ulft – Carillonist, Rees Memorial Carillon:
Every Hour on the Hour

SPONSORS & DONORS

Please contact Barb Walker at 217-787-3532 or dandbwalker58@gmail.com

MUSICIANS

Would you like to showcase your talent and donate an hour or two of your time for the benefit of Springfield’s historical musical treasure, the Rees Memorial Carillon? Please contact Barb Walker dandbwalker58@gmail.com or 217-787-3532

VOLUNTEERS

To be an awesome volunteer, please contact Barb Walker dandbwalker58@gmail.com or 217-787-3532 50 volunteers are needed in half-day or full-day shifts:

  • Friday: Event set-up;
  • Saturday and Sunday: Assist artists and deliver water; staff parking lot & gates.
  • Sunday 4 pm – 7 pm: Event break-down and pack-up.

We are grateful and appreciate our enthusiastic Volunteers who keep our artists and patrons happy and help make this a successful fundraiser for the Rees Memorial Carillon.

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