About Art on the Square
Production Sponsor City of Belleville, Allsup Presentation Sponsor, Memorial Foundation Artist Awards Sponsor
Welcome to the 21st Annual Art on the Square – One of the nation’s top juried fine arts
festivals presenting the work of approximately 100 artists which takes place on the
Public Square in Belleville, IL in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.
Art on the Square Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by an all-
volunteer executive board, committee and hundreds of community volunteers who
work to make the show a success. Proceeds from the fair are used to promote the arts
in southwestern Illinois and to support individual programs and community outreach
sponsored by the Art on the Square Foundation.
The show has been in the top 1% of art fairs since its inception in 2002 and is known for
its innovative Art Cash program which exceeded $75,000 in pre-event sales in 2022. In
addition, Art on the Square offers $32,000 in awards.
The festival continually features strong average attendance of over 60,000 visitors,
regional advertising worth more than $100,000 and a reputation for great hospitality
which provides artists with an outstanding opportunity for success.
Featuring the original work of over 100 accomplished artists from over 30 states, wine
court entertainment as well as delicious local food and drink, a Children’s Art Garden,
High School Art Competition and Artist demonstrations.
Pet Free Zone!
Purchase Art Cash
Artist in Residence Program
Sculpture in the City
High School Sculpture in the City
High School Art Competition
Cafe on the Square
Children's Art Garden
Rails, Trails and Art Project
Art Purchase Program for Schools
Art on the Square Poster Art
High School Art Winners
City of Belleville