Art on Main Fine Arts Festival

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 art work from the best of our Midwest artists! Visitors to the festival can also enjoy local music, food and wine!

2023 Exhibiting Artists

2023 Music!

Saturday, June 3rd

11am -Nikki and Greg
12pm – Lexii Leigh
1pm – Erin Connoly
2pm – Chico Welch
3pm – Ryan Rose – SoloRyno

Sunday, June 4th
11am – Jera and Carol Jean
12pm – Rogers and Co.
1pm – Mike Miller and Aaron Miller- EasyRiders Duo
2pm – Gage and Tim – Formerly the Fox Acustic

2023 Food!


Bison, Popcorn Chicken, Hand-dipped Corn Dogs, Fried Pickles, Mozzarella Sticks, Homestyle Fries, Shaved Ice, and Pop/Water

Deadwood BBQ

Pulled Pork, Chicken, Chopped Brisket Nachos, Sliced Loin, and Pop/Water

Young’s Popcorn Heaven

Assorted Gourmet Prepacked Popcorn

Behr Necessities Custom Cakes & Pastries

Cupcake Jars: Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Death by Chocolate, White Chocolate Lemon, Strawberry Delight, Lemon Blueberry, and Birthday Cake.

Eats on the Street

Lemonade Shake-Ups
Pretzels & Cheese
Cinnamon Sticks

2023 Wine!

Taste all 5 wines! Wine by the glass – $8 for first one with logo glass, $6 for refills.

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.


This is a sweet, bourbon barrel-aged Concord wine, but the sweetness is balanced with bright acidity and smooth tannins from the barrel. It should pair great with burgers, camp fires, and air guitar. Best served chilled.

Honey Apple

This is the first wine we created – it’s a nod to a type of mead called “cyser”, where honey is fermented with apple juice. However, we sourced local apples and honey, then aged ours in bourbon barrels to add another level of complexity. It’s surprisingly big for an apple wine, with bright apple flavors layered over a honey foundation. The barrel adds a little vanilla, body, and a touch of heat on the finish. This semi-dry wine should work well with holiday meals, but is really impressive all by itself, lightly chilled.

Sat., June 3rd,
9:00am – 4:30pm

Sun., June 4th
9:00am – 3:00pm

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Applications for the 2023 event are closed.

If you are an artist and would like to receive information on how to apply for the 2024 event. Email Amanda Sampson at asampson@cantonillinois.org.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Masterpiece – $1,000

Collector – $750

Patron – $500

Rusty Melhouse & Maggie Connell

Charlie & Barbara Luthy

Partner – $200

Susan & Gary Barnhart
Sarah & Bradley Beam
Ron & Cheryl Bielema
Bill & Jane Buckley
Brooks & MaryEllen Carver
Crawford’s Home Furnishings
Don & Connie Heller
Bill & Judy Leitze
John & Bobbie McCarthy
MidAmerica National Bank
Monical’s Pizza
Orwig Autobody, Inc.
Shirley Wicevich & Ed Hoffman
Harvester Meat Co.
Gene & Donna Stuckey
Dana Smith

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts & the Two Rivers Arts Council.