Our next Sugar Creek Arts Festival will be held on July 11 & 12, 2020

2020 Festival Timeline

Artist Applications are Due: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Notification Date: May 15th, 2020

Festival Dates: Saturday, July 11 and Sunday July 12, 2020

2020 Festival Timeline

Applications are Due: March 20, 2020

Notification Date: April 8, 2020

Festival Dates: Saturday, July 11 and Sunday July 12, 2020

July 14 & 15, 2018 in Uptown Normal

Judges Peter Olson (NIU Art Museum Assistant Director) and Alfonso Gosálbez Berenguer (local Artist and Teacher) served as judges of the 35th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival in Uptown Normal.

Prizes are as follows:
Best of Show: Desiree Swanson, Minooka, IL
First Place Fine Art: Lydia Puddicome, Urbana, IL
First Place Fine Craft: Luis Villa & Jennifer McKenna, Galesburg, IL
Second Place Fine Arts: Cathy Engberg, Peoria, IL
Second Place Fine Craft: Lisa Slotky, Chicago, IL
The D. Bill Memorial Prize for Best Use of Recycled Material: April Sepich, Helenville, WI

The Sugar Creek Arts Festival is now rated as the 100th Best Fine Arts Festival in the United States! 

We are honored to so valued by our artists.

 July 11, 2020 -------10 am - 5 pm

July 12, 2020 -------11 am - 4 pm

in beautiful Uptown Normal!


We would love to have you, or your group, volunteer at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival!

Do you have a scout troop or other group looking to volunteer? 

Contact our director, Doug Johnson, at doug@mcac.org to learn more! 

2019 Musical Performances

Saturday, July 13

Roundabout Broadway

10:00 Leah Marlene Sugar Creek Cloggers

11:30 Charlie Hayes & Brian Stear Joe Zaklan Band

1:30 Jeni B. Edward David Anderson

3:00 Sarah Quah Banjovi, Hawkins & Anne

Sunday, July 14

Roundabout Broadway

11:00 twång Joe Zaklan Band

1:00 John Wahl One Foot In

2:30 Leah Marlene Shuga Beatz





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