About Art on the Square
Produced by the City of Belleville in cooperation with Art on the Square. Presented by Allsup.
Belleville’s ART on the SQUARE has been ranked the #1 fine arts show in the nation by The Art Fair Source Book 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017.
Beginning in 2002, ART on the SQUARE has risen to the top of fine art shows. In 2004 it was named the Best Small Town Art Fair in America and by 2006 it had climbed into the list of the top ten shows in America.
Each year between 800 and 1,000 artists apply to Art on the Square. Through the jurying process, approximately 105 are chosen to participate. During the fair, a panel of judges considers the exhibited work and more than $30,000 of prize money is awarded. Prior to the 2018 show, $120,000 of pre-purchase art cash was sold to be used by patrons to purchase art at the fair. This cash is used by patrons to purchase art at the fair. More than $1,000,000 of art is purchased annually and participating artists have been pleased with their experiences. Artists and patrons alike think AOTS is a “gem of a show where they do everything right.”
PLEASE: NO PETS!
Purchase Art Cash
Artist in Residence Program
Main Stage Entertainment
Sculpture in the City
High School Sculpture in the City
Cafe on the Square
Children's Art Garden
Rails, Trails and Art Project
City of Belleville