Art on Main Fine Arts Festival

THANK YOU to all the art patrons and visitors who crowded Jones Park during our 2024 Art in Main Fine Arts Festival! And a very special thanks to our sponsors and donors who made the show possible. The live music, great food, and wine created a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy the exceptional art presented by 35 artists during the show’s 11th year.

Situated in Canton’s downtown Jones Park, this annual Fine Arts Festival, hosted by Canton Main Street and held during the first full weekend of June, features for viewing and purchase, original artwork from the best of our Midwest artists.


BEST IN SHOW – Joe Peters, Sculpture – Lewistown, IL
MAYOR’S AWARD – Dylan Punke, Photography – El Paso, IL
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Rachel Newell, Mixed Media – Chillicothe, IL
KID’S CHOICE – Ingersoll Middle School – Canton, IL
BEST CERAMICS – Barry & Linda Lane – Chatham, IL
BEST JEWELRY – Lori Huddleston – Decator, IL
BEST GLASS – Randy & Joy Turner – Paris, IL
BEST MIXED MEDIA – Deb Lutz – Good Hope IL
BEST PAINTING/DRAWING – Kate Michael-Mattsey – Macomb, IL
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY – Tim Schroll – Blandinsville, IL
BEST SCULPTURE – Morgan Elser – Peoria Heights, IL
BEST WOOD – Steve McNeil – Auburn, IL

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorship packages are offered to valued business owners, community organizations, and residents in the greater Canton area as a means to help fund our annual fine arts festival. We will promote each sponsorship level in specific ways as outlined in the sponsor packages sheet below. 2025 Sponsorship Packages will be available in January 2025.

2024 Exhibiting Artists

2024 Music:

Sat. June 1st

9 – 9:50am – Mike Nellas & John Miller
10 – 10:50am – Erin Connoly
11 – 11:50am – Carol Jean & Jera
12 – 1pm – Chico Welch & Nathan Taylor
2pm – Fiddle in a Haystack
3 – 4pm – Easy Rider Duo

Sun. June 2nd

9am – Emilele
10am – Seth Coquette
11am – Roger’s and Co.
12pm – Nick Lee
1pm – Formerly the Fox Acoustic
2 – 3pm – Sweet Cheeks

2024 Food:

Lunch Wagon

Bison Burgers, Popcorn, Chicken, Homestyle Fries, Fried Pickles, Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, Mozzarella Sticks, Saved Ice.

The Pizza Guys

7″ or 9″ Pizza, cheese or with toppings, margherita pizza, 9″ gluten free crust, chips, soda and water.

Terrie Kay’s Kettle Corn Company

Pork Rinds – plain or flavored, Candied Pecans.

Deadwood BBQ

BBQ Nachos/Sandwiches – Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Sliced Loin, Plain Nachos, soda, water.

Young’s Popcorn Heaven

Pre-packaged assorted flavors of gourmet popcorn.

Eats on the Street

Lemonade Shake Up’s, Pretzels with Beer Cheese and Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches.

2024 Wine: TBA

Taste all 5 wines!
$7 per glass.

Junction Rose – A “Junction” is a point where two or more things connect. This semi-dry rosè is a blend of northern and southern Illinois grapes which are grown 100’s of miles apart. We’ve brought them together to add complexity and create a new wine unlike any other. This wine is crisp, fruity, floral, and is made to be enjoyed with great food and great company.

Junction White – This locally-grown semi-sweet white is loaded with stone and tropical fruit aromas, and has enough acidity to work with a variety of foods. No oak touched this wine, so expect something bold, fruity, and fun.

Spoon River Red – This dry, bourbon barrel-aged red is different than most. The grapes are all Illinois-grown red varieties that have a distinct flavor profile. We tried to tread lightly, integrating the barrel bouquet rather than letting it dominate. As a result, the wine is balanced and complex, with fresh and dried fruit aromas and flavors, some herbal and spice complexity, and warm toasty barrel notes rounding it out. The structure is pleasant, with a warm lingering finish. Spoon River Red should pair great with aged cheeses, grilled meats, and even wild game.

Bramble – This semi-dry red shines with intense berry aromas and flavors, with just a hint of oak to add balance, structure, and complexity. Best served at room temperature or lightly chilled. Pairs well with ponds, porches, and campfires.

Wildflower – Wildflower is the newest addition to the Junction lineup. It’s light and sweet white blend with citrus and floral notes. It’s perfect for warm, sunny days and fun Saturday nights.

Sat., June 7, 2025
9:00am – 4:30pm
Sun., June 8, 2025
9:00am – 3:00pm

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For any questions regarding Art on Main please contact: mainstreet@cantonillinois.org

Thank You to our 2024 Sponsors!

Patron – $500

  • CFC Properties
  • Kemper Construction
  • State Farm – Chuck Taylor
  • Two River Arts Council
  • Walmart
  • Bob Senneff

Partner – $200

  • Crawford’s Home Furnishings
  • Ron & Cheryl Bielema
  • Bill & Jane Buckley
  • Bill & Judy Leitze
  • Graham Health System
  • Don & Connie Heller
  • John & Bobbie McCarthy
  • MidAmerica National Bank
  • Monical’s Pizza
  • Orwig Autobody, Inc.
  • Warner & Donna Stuckey
  • Ed Hoffman & Shirley Wicevich
  • Two Rivers Arts Council

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and local funds from the Two Rivers Arts Council.