about - Rees Carillon Society, Springfield, IL
Art Spectacular is a fundraiser for the Rees Memorial Carillon with 67 bells and played by a professional carillonneur. Art Spectacular is held outside on the lawn of beautiful Washington Park in Springfield, IL. Art Spectacular, is a juried fine art fair with original artwork. It is held annually the 2nd weekend in September, with up to 50 artists in a wide variety of media. This art fair is loved by artists and patrons alike. Art Spectacular has been ranked in "The Best 200 Art Fairs in the Country" by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Art Spectacular is the ONLY art fair in Central Illinois with this ranking. Art Spectacular also features Kids' Place, Kids' Art Sale, Artist Demonstrations, Patron Bucks, Music, silent auction, gift basket raffle and a Youth Art Showcase for 10 juried high schoolers. Artists are pampered at Art Spectacular with FREE, UNLIMITED time-of-day appropriate snacks and beverages, artists' dinner, booth sitters, load-in assistance, artists' awards, and either on-site artist parking or near-by off-site parking with on-demand free shuttle service. Art Spectacular is accessible and free admission. Only service animals are allowed. Springfield, IL is home to three universities, 1 medical school, the IL State Capitol, and a tourist industry based on the home and life of Abraham Lincoln and his Presidential Museum & Library. As the Promoter/Producer I do not make, show, or sell ANY products. However, the participating artists are allowed to sell ONLY their own hand-made, original products.