Fair Honors & Awards

We did it!

Consistently Ranked as one of America's Best Art Fairs 


Sunshine Artist
Once again, the Peoria Fine Art Fair was ranked among the Top 100 Fine Art and Design Fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist. In September of 2015, we ranked better than last year, scoring at #69!

Art Fair Calender
In December of 2015, the Peoria Art Guild ranked within the Top 50 fairs in the nation as well as one of the Top 6 'Favorite Smaller Fairs' by Art Fair Calender.

Art Fair Source Book
In 2015, The Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair was listed within the "Top 50" nationally, with a ranking of #32!

Big thank you to our artists, volunteers, community supporters, committee, and staff for making the Peoria Fine Art Fair an enjoyable experience and premier art event for Illinois! Thank you to all of your support! 


Best Layout & Design

The Peoria Art Guild's 51st Fine Art Fair poster was named 'Best Layout & Design' among all Fine Art Fairs in the United States! Sunshine Artist, a nationally recongized fine art magazine, selects only seven fairs a year for a variety of awards related to the highly collected poster art. This year, Peoria made it!

"Perpetual Emotion" by Bruce Holwerda

Help us thank Bruce Holwerda, featured artist in the award winning poster, as well as Brian Michael of Sheer Static for their collaborations with our Fine Art Fair Coordinator in making this poster piece a success!


Could it get any better? The Peoria Fine Art Fair commercial was nominated and won the Illinois Broadcasters Associate Silverdome Award for Best TV PSA in 2014! This honor was awarded to only one station throughout Illinois. Much thanks to Jeff Bennet, Deric Kilmer and our friends at WEEK for contuning to support the Peoria Art Guild!   

Past Honors and Awards



Top 10 nationally ranked fairs, 2014

Best American Art Fairs of 2013
Art Fair Calendar - Ranked 28 in Top 50
October 2013


Best Fine Art Fair of 2014
Sunshine Artist - Ranked 75 in Top 100

Best Fine Art Fair of 2013
Sunshine Artist - Ranked 58 in Top 100
September 2013 Issue

Art Fair SourceBook

Elite 100 Art Fairs of 2014
Art Fair Sourcebook - Ranked 40 of Elite 100 (Fine Art)
Art Fair Sourcebook - Ranked 48 of Elite 100 (Fine Craft)

Elite 100 Art Fairs of 2013
Art Fair Sourcebook - Ranked 63 of Elite 100 (Fine Art)
Art Fair Sourcebook - Ranked 92 of Elite 100 (Fine Craft)



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