Artist Information & Rules

2022 ART ON THE SQUARE – May 2022

Important Notice: A Call for Entry for 2022 will not be opened for applications. Due to the cancelation of our May 2020 show, our 2020 accepted artists list as well as the waitlist have been rolled over to the 2021 show. Thank you for your interest in Art on the Square and we hope you’ll consider applying again in the future.


Art on the Square is a juried fine arts festival presenting the work of approximately 105 artists which takes place on the Public Square in Belleville, IL in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

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 $120,000 in guaranteed sales in 2019.  In addition, Art on the Square offers $30,500 in awards including Best of Show ($4000), 4 named awards of $500 to $2000, 11 Best of Category awards ($1500) and 11 awards of excellence($500 each).

Artists have direct booth access for set-up and loading.  Twenty-four hour security is provided by the Belleville Police. Artists receive complimentary meals, snacks and water delivered to the booth throughout the weekend. Other refreshments are also available at the Artist Hospitality Center. Booth sitters and bathroom facilities are available.

Strong average attendance of over 75,000 visitors, regional advertising worth more than $600,000 and a reputation for great hospitality provide artists with an outstanding opportunity for success.

Art on the Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by an all-volunteer executive board with the assistance of hundreds of community volunteers who work to make the show a success.  Any 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.


By submitting an application to Art on the Square, it is understood that all information and rules have been read and that the applying artist agrees to abide by these rules.  In addition, by such submission the artist warrants that the works submitted for jurying were produced solely by the artist or in collaboration with any named co-artist. The applicant also accepts and acknowledges that Art on the Square has the right to make the final interpretation of any of these rules and understands that any violation of these rules can be a cause for denial of the application and forfeiture of any jury fees.


For help with EntryThingy, go to for an informative video or contact for assistance.  For general Art on the Square questions, contact us at:


CLICK HERE to signify agreement with the rules and to apply for Art on the Square 2020.

Useful Links

AOTS Sponsors
Purchase Art Cash
Artist in Residence Program
Main Stage Entertainment
Wine Court
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
Artist Demonstrations

Program Guide