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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!


2022 Exhibiting Artists

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

2022 Food Vendors

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

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
(Prepackaged assorted flavors gourmet popcorn.)

Sugar Mommas Pastries
Canton, IL
(Cupcakes, cookies, jar cakes, hand pies, breads, brownies, and bagels.)

Local Music Schedule
Saturday, June 4th
  • 11am – Nathan Taylor, Tom Stoner & Larry Harms
  • 12pm – Erin Connolly
  • 1pm – Chico Welch
  • 2:30pm – The Easy Riders Acoustic
Sunday, June 5th
  • 11am – Rogers and Co
  • 12pm – The Romaniacs
  • 1pm – Formerly the Fox Duo
  • 2pm – Edward David Anderson

Wine Vendor – Spoon River Junction Winery!

Spoon River Junction Winery – Canton, IL
(Taste all 6 wines!. Wine by the glass – $8 for first one with logo glass, $6 for refills. No bottle sales.)

Hours for Wine Sales: Saturday, 10a.m. – 4:30p.m. & Sunday, 11a.m. – 3p.m.

Cherry
This semi-dry cherry wine was created as an homage to bourbon-based cocktails, but is softer and easier to drink. This wine is aged six months in used bourbon barrels, adding more tannin on the palate and a nice vanilla/caramel note to the finish. We’ve enjoyed this one neat and chilled, but have also poured it over ice and even used it in place of vermouth in bourbon-based cocktails. It’s a really cool, versatile wine.

Honey Apple
Cherries are used in all kinds of cocktails and even a popular additive 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.

Concord
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.

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.

Junction 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.

2023 Art on Main will be:

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
9:00am – 4:30pm


Sunday, June 4th, 2023
9:00am – 3:00pm

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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Collector

Orwig Autobody, Inc.
Patron

Barnhart, Tinsman & Associates LTD.
CEFCU
Edward Jones
Rusty Melhouse &
Maggie Cecil
Walmart
CFC Properties
The Fulton Democrat

Robert Senneff

Partner
  • Brook & MaryEllen Carver
  • Ipava State Bank
  • John McCarthy, Attorney at Law
  • Monical’s Pizza
  • RISE Dispensary Canton
  • Bill & Judy Leitze
  • MidAmerica National Bank
  • Harvester Meat Co.
  • Dave Lewis Studio
  • Dana Smith
  • Gary & Susan Barnhart
  • Doug & Gayle Blodgett
  • Cari Blodgett
Sponsor
  • Youth Acres
  • Bank of Farmington
  • Kiesewetter Insurance Agency
  • Linn Lanes
  • Ron & Cheryl Bielema
  • Larry & Diane Nelson
  • State Farm – Chuck Taylor
  • Lambda Chi Omega Sorority
  • Jim Maloof Realtor
  • William & Jane Buckley
  • Lozier Oil Company
  • Bar-Mac Farms
  • Edward Jones – Gregory Glomb
  • Town & Country Insurance Agency
  • Don & Connie Heller
  • ARV Autoglass Inc.
  • Randy and Susie McMillen
  • BLICK Art Materials

Silent Auction!

Top Cut Beef
Meat Bundle & Grill Accessories

Georgia Rae’s
Handbag and Fashion Accessories

Fuller’s Jewelry
Mele & Co. Jewelry Box

Bistro 101
Gift Certificate, Wine Glasses & Wine

Canton Family YMCA
Y-Bucks, T-Shirt & Workout Accessories

Canton Park District
Fishing Passes to Lakeland Park & Fishing Accessories
Swim Passes to Big Creek Pool & Swimming Accessories

Harvester Meat Co.
Gift Card, Sauces & Grilling Accessories

Di’s Boutique
Pewter Finish Handbag

Wee Ma Tuk Country Club
Green Fees for Four, Golf Balls & Accessories

Crawford’s Home Furnishings
Jofran Golden Archive Accent Table

Dave Lewis Photography
Framed Photo

Blick Art Materials
Gift Card Coupon

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.