Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair in SPRINGFIELD, IL

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Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair in SPRINGFIELD, IL

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Date 05/18/2024 to 05/19/2024
Promoter SOCAF
Event Name Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair
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Event Location Old State Capitol Plaza
Craftmaster Codes $350,10x10,FAO,JU $35
30,000 ATTN,OS,4+1 PH,DL 12/1
174 BTHS,FREE ADM,10-5,10-4
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Additional Info The Old Capitol Art Fair was initiated in 1961 by the then Executive Director of the Springfield Central Area Development Association, William Montague. Beginning in 1961 the original concept was defined by the purpose: "Economic, social, cultural, historical and physical aspects of the central area of Springfield, so as to enhance the City, County, and State, and to make a model Capitol City to be observed by other cities of the nation as a source of pride and emulation."

Initially several community organizations sent representatives to a planning conference. Participating were: the Illinois State Museum, the Springfield Art Association, the Women's Club, Springfield Junior League, the Planning Commission, Springfield Chapter of Architects and Premiere Plus Art Gallery. The initial meeting produced the rules and financial needs, as well as the original goals.

These goals are stated:

To bring Illinois and neighboring states' artists together to a one-day fair.
To educate the public and provide a chance to purchase original art.
To supply a cultural event which fulfills the goals of Springfield Central Area Development Association.
To develop a civic art collection for the city of Springfield.
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