Thank you to all of our friends who helped make this event a tremendous success and lovely weekend! Please continue to enjoy the festival and artists online.  We will be updating the page with more information on exhibiting artists and more. 


Welcome to the 2021 McLean County Arts Center's Sugar Creek Arts Festival presented by the Town of Normal!  We are excited to see this community favorite return to the beautiful streets of Uptown Normal on it's 38th Anniversary for all ages to enjoy 100 artists and live music on two stages!

Sugar Creek Arts Festival is nationally recognized for its excellence, and is a jurried event that showcases local, regional, and national fine artists . The Art Festival features fine original works of art that will include oil painting, acrylic, chinese-brush, and watercolors, jewelry, ceramics, photography, graphics and so much more.

The Sugar Creek Arts Festival has been reckognised as one of the best in the nation by Sunshine Magazine, and rated the Best Community Event by the Pantagraph reader's choice awards.



The Town of Normal Mayor and McLean County Arts Center Executive Director Welcome you to the 2021 Sugar Creek Arts Festival! 

We are so pleased to have so many talented artists at this year's festival. Please join me in welcoming them and making the 2021 festival a wonderful event!

Our community has great art resources and practicing professional artists. The McLean County Arts Center works to support these artists and our creative community.

As a member supported non-profit, your participation and financial support allows us to help make our community a place where we can all be proud.


Working together, we make art happen!


-Doug Johnson, Executive Director, McLean County Arts Center.

On behalf of the citizens, busunesses, staff, and council of the Town of Normal, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to this year's Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

This gathering of artists and art lovers is an example of what makes our community and our region special. Those of us who live here cherish passionate, creative, sensitive, diverse, and caring people. It is who we are and who we like.

Enjoy the town, enjoy the gathering, get something to eat; and if you're so inclined and inspired, buy a little piece of the festival to take home. Oh, and come back here next year and many more!

Chris Koos, Mayor, Town of Normal


Each year, the Town of Normal and McLean County Arts Center work together to bring over 100 hundred Artists, live music, and 20,000 visitors to the beautiful streets of Uptown Normal. This Festival is the Pantagraph Reader's Choice Award Recipient and rated one of the top festivals in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

McLean County Arts Center is a 5013c non-profit organization serving the community by furthering the appreciation, study, and practice of the arts in McLean County.   Executive Director, Doug Johnson, sees that the MCAC delivers twelve exhibitions, the Sugar Creek Arts Festival, and numerous educational opportunities and classes to the local community each year.



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