Mix 106.9 is happy to again help sponsor the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair, one of the largest events on Peoria’s Riverfront, this Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th, from 10AM to 5P. The fair is not only a major art event in Peoria, but is a popular community and family event that showcases the best in art, music, food and hands-on art activities for kids and adults.
Parking is Free all weekend. Admission is $5 daily, $7 weekend pass, children 12 years & under free. Get complete details HERE.
Featuring 142 exceptional artists who exhibit original works of art that include jewelry, painting, ceramics, photography, digital art, printmaking, mixed media, metal, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, leather, and wearable fiber.
Kids Art Festival
The Kids Art Festival will be loaded with activities and art projects. There will be seven different stations with beginner and intermediate level projects at each station. This year’s focus will be on the different types of art including: Sculpture (building with craft sticks), Fiber and Design (CD weaving and t-shirt painting), Printmaking (mono and string printing), Drawing (still life and self portraits), Painting (using tempera and acrylics to paint different types of fish), Art History (upside-down drawing and painting with watercolor pencils in the manner of old Masters; projects will include take-home information on each artist) and of course, the ever popular Face Painting. KAF admission: $5
Community Mural – Booth 29
If you think the kids are the only ones having fun, the interactive Community Mural is designed for adults. It takes hundreds of people to participate in this fun, hands-on art activity — and everyone attending the Fair can watch as
the mural literally comes together tile-by-tile over this two-day event. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s Peoria’s nod to our
local and extremely talented poster artist, Eric E. Bell. Free.
Jacob Grant’s Pottery Experience
Well-known Peoria artist, Jacob Grant, will provide an on-site pottery making experience for a small fee. Participants can choose to spend a half hour or an hour making their own personal piece of pottery. Grant’s 24’ white trailer will be located
under the Murray Baker Bridge and will be open during the hours of the fair.
Beer, Wine & Water Tents
Selected red and white wines at two locations –The Landing & under Murray Baker Bridge. Wine by the glass, $5.
Beer provided by Brewer’s Distributing. Beer by the glass, $4. 16 oz. water, $1.
It’s not your typical “fair” food and wine, but exceptional palate pleasers from some of Peoria’s favorites.
Expanded food options will be available at this year’s fair.
Peoria Art Guild Information Tent
The best volunteers on the planet will answer all your questions about the fair, locating a specific artist, or directions to the Kids Art Festival. They can also tell you about upcoming special events. A fundraising raffle will also at the PAG tent with current works from participating artists. And don’t miss the official Fine Art Fair commemorative poster and T-shirts. They are a great, affordable way to support the Fine Art Fair.