Friday, October 3, 2008

Visitors and Fine Art

This past weekend was our annual weekend for the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair & Kids Art Festival. My mom and I have been checking out this art scene the last weekend in September every year since we moved to Illinois. This year my dad was also able to come for the visit, but the guys stayed at home while we ladies enjoyed the art loveliness by the river.

Chloe and I enjoying her first art fair!

This year was the 46th year for the art fair and included 150 artists from across the country. The Illinois River has been flooded the last few weeks and threatened the show (all of the downtown Riverfront area was under water for a while), but the waters receded just in time to have a great show on a beautiful day!

The Peoria Riverfront

Here are some pics of some of the art I loved. Obviously not every artist was okay with photos being taken, so I don't have any pics of the AWESOME photography that was on display. One day I will go to the fair with a bazillion dollars and buy to my heart's content. One day...

For my GA readers, this artist is from the ATL. Her paintings are amazing!

My rockin' next door neighbor performing with his jazz band.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! We are going to Lafayette to visit family, attend a birthday party and meet our newest niece. I'll be back Monday with an update.


Larissa Holland said...

oh, i want to go to an art fair too! it looked lovely. and so do you.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time!
See you next week :)