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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.

 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:

EVENT SPONSORS

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

MEDIA SPONSOR

GOLD

LAURIE & DAVID FARREL

SILVER

DON & BARB WALKER

CARILLONNEUR’S CLUB

BUNN
CEFCU
CONCORDIA VILLAGE
JOE HILLS
MARINE BANK
SCHEELS
TROXELL

PRESIDENT’S CLUB

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

SPONSOR

ALDERMAN JOE MCMENAMIN
HEARTLAND CREDIT UNION
LAMBERT CUSTOM POOLS
WARREN-BOYNTON STATE BANK

FRIEND

RYAN ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS

YOUTH ART SHOWCASE:

CARILLONNEUR’S CLUB:

ISRINGHAUSEN IMPORTS 

PRESIDENT’S CLUB:

GREGORY P. SGRO, ATTORNEY

FAMILY SPONSORS

ANONYMOUS
MARTY & VICKIE AUSTIN
LINDA DISTLEHORST
FRANK & CONNIE FEGAN
LUCILLE FOSTER
TOM & JUNE HARMAN
ANN & GREG HURST
C.J. & JENNY METCALF
GRAY, LAUREN, ARCHIE & CONRAD NOLL
KATHRYN RANSOM
LESLIE SGRO
LYNDA SNODSMITH
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

IN-KIND SPONSORS

Central Illinois Food Bank
Culver’s on Wabash
Dairy Queen on Wabash
Frye-Williamson Press, Inc.
Harvest Market
Hy-Vee
IHOP on Wabash
McDonald’s – Paul & Mary on Wabash
Meijer
Mel-O-Cream Donuts
Pasfield Golf Course
Pepsi
Starbucks on Monroe
Super Wash® Car Wash
Texas Roadhouse
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

Time Saturday: Sunday:
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 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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