The Washington Park District and the Arts Festival Committee would like to announce that the 2019 Washington Arts Festival will be held the weekend of August 17-18 at Washington Park, 815 Lincoln Street in Washington. Juried exhibitors have already registered and are looking forward to showing the community their uniquely creative and original designs.

Along with over 55 juried artists, there will be children’s activities, live music, food, and wine and craft beer tasting. The Park District, along with the Washington Chamber of Commerce, continues their effort to keep this annual summer event here in town.

“The Park District is glad that the interest in this annual event has continued to grow each year. This will be the 12th annual Washington Arts Festival to be held here in Washington, and we’re excited to be a part of it again this year,” said Brian Tibbs, Executive Director for the Washington Park District. “We want to invite everyone to come out for one or both days, enjoy the festivities and see what unique, handmade pieces our artists have created for us!”

If you are interested in volunteering to help in any way with the Washington Arts Festival, or need more information in general about the event, please visit the Park District’s website at or call 309-444-9413.

Be sure to mark your calendars for August 17-18, 2019. It’s a great way to wrap up summer - right here in Washington!