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Illinois Arts Fair Directory

This directory has been developed to help artists find art fairs to sell and promote their work. In addition, both Illinoisans and visitors can locate art fairs and festivals in every region of the state. Whether an artist or an arts enthusiast, the Arts Council Agency hopes you find the Illinois Art Fair Directory a valuable resource. Available online only, at

Artstour Roster

Currently over 200 artists, companies and ensembles as well as visual and media arts exhibits are a part of the Artstour Roster. The Roster artists present work in a variety of disciplines including Dance, Mime, Multi-Disciplinary Performance, Performance Poetry/Literature, Storytelling, Theatre and Traditional Ethnic and Folk Arts. Additionally, the Roster includes visual and media arts exhibits developed by Illinois arts organizations with a history of producing quality exhibitions. The Artstour Roster is a resource for not-for-profit Illinois organizations such as libraries, park districts, arts and community organizations and schools interested in presenting high quality live performances or exhibitions in their communities.

Arts-in-Education Roster

The Arts-in-Education (AIE) Artists Roster is a resource for organizations to find professional teaching artists for hands-on learning experiences. The AIE Artists Roster includes individual artists in all disciplines as well as performing arts companies. Interested artists apply for inclusion in the roster and are juried by a statewide panel of professionals on the basis of the quality of their work, their record of professional achievement, and their skills and experience as educators.

Local Arts Agencies in Illinois

A Local Arts Agency (LAA) is a community-based organization or an agency of city or county government that supports the growth and development of all of the arts in the identified area of service. The 80+ local arts agencies that serve Illinois communities are strong partners with the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Arts Alliance Illinois in building a strong, creative, and connected Illinois. Use this resource to find a Local Arts Agency in your area.

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