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Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 
Date of Notification: April 22, 2017 
Booth Fee Deadline: May 20, 2017 
Refund deadline: June 10, 2017 
Event Dates: July 8-9 
Sugar Creek Arts Festival is presented by the McLean County Arts Center, one of the oldest community arts organizations in the Midwest.

Our Sugar Creek Arts Festival booths are offered at staggered pricing.  A 10x10 booth with Saturday morning set-up is $175.  A larger booth with Friday evening set-up is $275.  There are several options in between.  

Categories: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Graphics, Jewelry, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Other

Entry Instructions:
Please submit digital images of three representative works and an image of your booth, all in .jpg format. These, along with the completed application and $25 application fee are due to the McLean County Arts Center by April 16, 2016. Professional artists external to the MCAC serve as paid jurors.

(press links below to apply for this festival)

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Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2017 Application Fee: $25


Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2016 prizes are announced!

This year's judges were artists Tim Kowalczyk and Nancy Fewkes.

Best of Show:
Leah Richter, 
Painting, Clinton, Iowa Booth B54

First Place Fine Art:
Kathrin Schmidt
, Jewelry, Iowa City, Iowa Roundabout, booth 5

Second Place Fine Art:
Kara Kirchner, Fiber Felting, Bloomington, IL Beaufort St. Booth 32

First Place Fine Craft:
Lois Gress Neal, Jewelry, Squires, Missouri, North St., Booth 29

Second Place Fine Craft:
Tom Reed, Woodworking, Sandborn, Indiana, Beaufort St., Booth 53

The D. Bill Memorial prize for best use of recycled material:
Angela Pierce, Found object painting, Bloomington, Illinois, North St., Booth 18


Sugar Creek Arts Festival

July 8 & 9, 2017   Expected Festival Hours:

Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

July 9 & 10, 2016    Expected Festival Hours:

Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

Booth fees begin at $175 for a 10' by 10' booth. Prices increase based on size of booth, location, and the addition of the Friday Night set-up option. Historically, the most expensive booths ($275) with both Friday night set-up and with wider spaces on the Roundabout have sold out within a day of the artist selection announcement.

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