PEORIA - The Peoria Art Guild's annual fine art fair was rated No. 2 in the Top 5 Best Midwestern Fine Art Fairs in America.

The 2018 Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair took place on Sept. 28-30, on the Peoria Riverfront and featured 130 artists from all over the United States. The fair attendance was estimated at approximately 7,200 with a direct estimated economic impact of $265,722 to Peoria.

The art shows in the Art Fair Calendar survey are chosen by a nomination sent out every other year, asking art fair patrons and artists to nominate their favorite shows. Every show on the list was voted for by the people who have shopped or sold their art at these shows.

“We are looking forward to another successful year as we have already started to plan our 57th annual event which will take place the last weekend in September 2019. Our national call for artists will be in early January," said Kim Sanders, co-director of the fair.

Anyone interested in being on the planning committee or volunteering throughout the weekend should email fair organizers through their website, For more information visit