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Art on the Square
May 17 - May 19
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.
Begun 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, 105 are chosen to participate. During the fair, a panel of judges considers the exhibited work and $30,000 of prize money is awarded. Also, prior to the show upwards of $100,000 of pre-purchase art cash is sold. This cash is used by patrons to purchase art at the fair. For the past several years, more than $1,000,000 of art has been purchased and participating artists are very pleased with their experiences. Several refer to Art on the Square as a “gem of a show where they do everything right.”