Art Fair on the Square Ranked #1 in the Country


Congratulations to Belleville, IL’s, Art Fair on the Square! This just goes to show you what a small community with great support and vision can do.

Duncan McClellan

Belleville show tops in terms of sales

Belleville’s Art on the Square has become the top art fair in the nation.”This is like a big Christmas present,” director Patty Gregory said. “I have absolutely been blown away by this.”

Art on the Square received its No. 1 ranking for the 2008 Art Fair SourceBook. The Portland, Ore.-based book judges art fairs on their sales figures. This year, Art on the Square generated about $1.15 million in sales, or an average of $10,842 for each of the 106 artists who participated.

Gregory said those numbers are “amazing” for a town of 42,000 people.

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