September 9 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm
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.
September 9, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 10, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Held annually on the 2nd full weekend of September)
Chair: Connie Heskett
firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-306-1838
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.
2022 Artist Award Winners:
Best of Show: Pat Kroth – Fiber
1st Place Fine Art – Daniel T. Driggs – Painting
1st Place Fine Craft – Al Sievers – Stained Glass
2nd Place Fine Art – William Richards – Photography
2nd Place Fine Craft – Shandor Madjar – Jewelry
Best New Artist – Leigh Roberts – Jewelry
Favorite Artist – Tony Rubba – Watercolor
With our Thanks to These
Generous 2022 Sponsors:
*REES CARILLON SOCIETY*
*SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT*
*THE CARILLON BELLES*
*WASHINGTON PARK BOTANICAL GARDENS*
LAURIE & DAVID FARREL
DON & BARB WALKER
B J GRAND SALON
ELLINGER-KUNZ & PARK FUNERAL HOME
UNITED COMMUNITY BANK
ALDERMAN JOE MCMENAMIN
HEARTLAND CREDIT UNION
LAMBERT CUSTOM POOLS
WARREN-BOYNTON STATE BANK
RYAN ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS
YOUTH ART SHOWCASE:
GREGORY P. SGRO, ATTORNEY
MARTY & VICKIE AUSTIN
FRANK & CONNIE FEGAN
TOM & JUNE HARMAN
ANN & GREG HURST
C.J. & JENNY METCALF
GRAY, LAUREN, ARCHIE & CONRAD NOLL
MARY ELLEN STRACK
EVELYN M. THOMAS
STEPHANIE & CARLO VAN ULFT
DIANA WIDICUS & MIKE DAVIS
DON & BARB WALKER
In memory of Violet Touch, Founder, The Carillon Belles
Central Illinois Food Bank
Culver’s on Wabash
Dairy Queen on Wabash
Frye-Williamson Press, Inc.
IHOP on Wabash
McDonald’s – Paul & Mary on Wabash
Pasfield Golf Course
Starbucks on Monroe
Super Wash® Car Wash
Vono Medical Supplies
Wal-Mart on Freedom Dr.
With our Thanks to These Talented 2022 Musicians:
Every Hour on the Hour: Carlo van Ulft – Carillonist, Rees Memorial Carillon
|10:15||David Tell & Don Elston||Trinity Wind Ensemble|
|11:15||Rachel Rambach||Menard County Singers|
|12:15||Prairie Winds Flute Ensemble||Rachel Rambach|
|1:15||Springfield Saxes||Springfield Saxes|
|2:15||Paulette George & Lisa Richardson||Debbie Eddy Flute Choir|
|3:15||Phil Steinberg||Sharon Graf, Aaron Albrecht & Blake Martin|
|4:15||Sangamon Woodwind Consort|
Youth Art Showcase 2022 Finalists & Winners*
View their amazing artwork:
Kristyn Durbin – Glenwood High School
* Layla Hein – New Berlin High School
Kyleigh Hoskins – Glenwood High School
* Almuatasin Hussein – Rochester High School
Elizabeth Lieber – Glenwood High School
* Ava Martin – Rochester High School
Abby Oller – Lutheran High School
Sage Vinyard – Rochester High School
SPONSORS & DONORS
Please contact Barb Walker at 217-787-3532 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-787-3532
To be an awesome volunteer, please contact Barb Walker email@example.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.