This week, we're talking with Shannon Cox and Kim Sanders from the Peoria Art Guild's Fine Art Fair. This year, the Fair is starting early, beginning Fridat night at 6pm. As in past years, 130 artists will have works on display and for sale, and full schedules of entertainment and activites for children are planned. Cox and Sanders also talk about some of the demonstrations and hands-on activities that are available.
Also this year, the Fair is encouraging attendees to purchase art -- they'll be handing out buttons, and holding a contest that awards winners with $500 toward the purchase of original art. We also talk about the impact the Art Fair has on the local economy, and on Peoria's art community.
The Fine Art Fair opens tonight, with hours from 6 to 10pm. It continues Saturday from 10 to 5, and Sunday from 10 to 3.