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!

Congratulations to the 2021 Winning Artists!

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Art on Main Fine Arts Festival!

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
Sunday, June 5th, 2022

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Artists Applications

Artists interested in applying for the 2022 Art on Main Fine Arts Festival my contact Amanda Woodruff at (309) 647-2677, awoodruff@cantonillinois.org. Applications are sent out in December of every year for the next years show, and have a deadline for submittal in February of every year.

2021 Full List of Artists Who Exhibited

Justin Bollini, Wood
Morton, IL

John Bumgarner, Painting/Drawing
Morton, IL

Christine Carlson, Textiles
Peoria, IL

Gayle Carper, Jewelry
Macomb, IL

Liz Davidson, Textiles
Carbondale, IL

Richard Decorie, Photography
Cissna Park, IL

Karen Fiorino, Ceramics
Makanda, IL

Susan Haley, Glass
Peoria, IL

Larry Hart, Ceramics
Germantown Hills, IL

Lori Huddleston-Morris, Jewelry
Decatur, IL

Bobbie Johnston, Textiles
Peoria, IL

Craig Kijanowski, Sculpture
Farmington, IL

Nadine King, Jewelry
Mt. Carroll, IL

Chris Kukla, Ceramics
Metamora, IL

Deborah Lutz, Mixed Media
Good Hope, IL

Nick Nott, Photography
East Peoria, IL

Judy Odgen, Painting/Drawing
Ipava, IL

Alex Odgen, Photography
Batavia, OH

Joe Peters, Sculpture
Lewiston, IL

Joshua Rhoades, Photography
Elkhart, IL

Jerry Rhoads, Wood
St. Joseph, IL

Gina Rubner, Jewelry
Cameron, IL

Kurt Salla, Jewelry
Topeka, IL

Tim Schroll, Photography
Blandinsville, IL

April Sepich, Mixed Media
Helenville, WI

Brooke Serbousek, Jewelry
Chatham, IL

Randy & Joy Turner, Glass
Paris, IL

Robin Willey, Ceramics
Effingham, IL

Linda Weathers, Mixed Media
Dixon, IL

Rod Wiegand, Sculpture
Eureka, IL

Thank you to the following 2021 Food Vendors!

The Lunch Wagon
Ellisville, IL
(Bison burgers, hand dipped corn dogs, popcorn chicken, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks, fries, shaved ice, and funnel cakes.)

Deadwood BBQ
Canton, IL
(BBQ Sandwiches, with choice of meat; BBQ nachos, with choice of meat. Meat choices, pulled pork, chopped brisket, pulled chicken, or sliced loin. Soda and water.)

Young’s Popcorn Heaven
Peoria, IL
(Assorted flavors of prepackaged gourmet popcorn.)

Thank you to Spoon River Junction Winery!

Spoon River Junction Winery – Canton, IL
(Taste all 4 wines plus logo glass for $7. Wine by the glass – $7 for first glass, $5 for additional glasses. No bottle sales.)

Spoon River Red
A blend of locally-grown red grapes, ripened to maturity and aged in used bourbon barrels for 6 months to 1 year. The resultant wine has a more old-world profile, like a Burgundy or rustic Italian red.
Sweetness: Dry to Semi-dry
Compares to: Old world Pinot
Food ideas: Wild game, morels
Other ideas: really great on its own

Cherries are used in all kinds of cocktails and even a popular additive to commercial whiskeys. This is a serious fruit wine, with a great depth due to the bourbon-barrel aging.
Sweetness: Semi-Dry
Compares to: Light fruity reds
Food ideas: Ham and holiday foods, desserts
Other ideas: mix with bourbon and bitters for a nice cocktail

Honey Apple
Made with local honey and apples. This unusual co-fermentation improved the overall complexity and richness of the palate. The wine was then aged in bourbon barrels for 3-4 months prior to bottling.
Sweetness: Semi-Dry
Compares to: Off-dry Pinot Gris or Chenin blanc
Food ideas: Fruity salads, white sauces, seafood
Other ideas: great over ice

We wanted to do something a little different, blending the familiar character of the Concord grape with the tannic structure and warm vanilla flavor from bourbon barrels to create a fun, complex wine.
Sweetness: Sweet
Compares to: Red Moscato
Food ideas: desserts
Other ideas: blends well with peanut butter whiskey

Thank you to the 2021 Sponsors!

Masterpiece – $1,000
Patron – $500
Partner – $200

Gary and Susan Barnhart
Ron and Cheryl Bielema
Carolyn Blodgett
Canton Harvester Inn
Canton Main Street

Brooks and Mary Ellen Carver
Dave Lewis Studio, Ltd.
Fulton County Arts Council
Kiesewetter Insurance
Bill and Judy Leitze

John and Bobbie McCarthy
MidAmerica National Bank
Roland Pettit
Dave and Dana Smith
Youth Acres

Sponsor – $100 and below

Bank of Farmington
Bard Optical
Crawford’s Home Furnishings
Jim Maloof Realty – Ed Ketcham
Holthaus Companies – Roofing
Ipava State Bank

Lozier Oil Company
Monical’s Pizza
Progressive Vision Center
RP Lumber
Spoon River Animal Clinic

Spoon River College
Spoon River Mechanical
State Farm – Chuck Taylor
Town & Country Insurance
Jack & Ruth Walker

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.