All fine art and fine craft will be accepted for jurying. The artwork presented must be original and created by the exhibiting artist. However, we do allow some giclée prints, provided that at least 50% of the work displayed is original. All work must be for sale. Castings from commercial molds, kit items, buy/sell items, offset reproductions, unlimited series and/or mass editions will not be allowed. MCAC reserves the right to exclude any work it deems unsuitable for display, or which was misrepresented by the application.

BOOTH FEE: All booths will be available for the price of $160.

BOOTH SPACE: Spaces are 10 ft. wide by 10 ft. deep. All set up items (chairs, tables, display boards, etc.) are the responsibility of the artist. Special needs will be considered for space assignments. Electricity is provided. All booths will have equal public access. It is an indoor festival please bring any lighting that might compliment your work. 

SET UP: Check-in time is 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday evening and 7:00 am to 9:00 am Saturday morning. YOU MUST CHECK IN BEFORE SETTING UP. All booth areas are marked and numbered.

FESTIVAL HOURS: 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, March 17,  2018. The exhibiting artist must be present.

HOSPITALITY: Complimentary coffee and doughnuts available Saturday morning. Saturday lunch is provided.

AWARDS: Monetary awards are given upon judging by a qualified, independent, paid art professional. Best of Show $300; Fine Craft 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75; Fine Arts, 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75.

ASSESSMENT: A committee of practicing artists, art teachers, and/or MCAC staff will view each booth and visit with artists to ensure cooperation with stated policies and satisfaction of all participants. The committee reserves the right to reject or remove from the Spring Bloom Arts Festival any work it considers unsuitable, or any artist found to be in violation of the policies and rules herein described. Any exhibitor violating the rules of the Spring Bloom Arts Festival will become ineligible for re-admission to future festivals.

SECURITY: Artists are responsible for their own equipment and artwork. MCAC, the Spring Bloom Arts Festival, and its sponsors assume NO responsibility for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

LOCATION: Held at the Brown Ballroom in the Bone Student Center. It is located on the campus of Illinois State University. The current site features excellent electric, ample parking and easy access for both artists and attendees and has great public recognition.

We have a block of rooms reserved at The Holiday Inn & Suites. Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is by 12:00 PM.

Each guest is responsible for their reservation, room charges, and taxes. Rates are $109 for either single or double rooms, and $119 for King Suites (Limited).

Holiday Inn & Suites

3202 East Empire Street, Bloomington, IL 61704

Please Call:

* Front Desk: 309-662-4700 (24 hours)


* 1-800-Holiday

Please ask for the “Spring Bloom Festival” when calling in to make reservations.

*Reservations must be made by March 1, 2018

January 21, 2018: Artist Notification 

February 11, 2018: Booth Fee Deadline 

February 25, 2018: Cancellation Refund Deadline 

March 17, 2018: Spring Bloom Arts Festival 

Juried Artists: Please pay your booth fee online here with your emailed code.

Artist check-in time will be from 5 pm to 9 pm Friday evening and 7am to 9 am Saturday morning.  

Thank you for helping to make this a great festival. If you have further questions or special requests please feel free to contact me at (309) 829-0011. You may find more information on our website at: in the Spring Bloom Artist’s Resource Page.

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