Southern Illinois Art and Fiber Fest 2020

May 1 - 2, 2020

Welcome to the Southern Illinois Art and Fiber Fest!

 (Previously known as the Turning of the Tide Artisan Retreat)

This year we have expanded our location to allow for more classes and more vendors, and more outdoor activity.  There will be more reason for folks to come by and see what we have to offer, even if they aren’t taking a class. Our goal is to instill a love for traditional artisanal crafts, as well as contemporary art forms.  We hope you will join us in May 2020 for our next event!  We have some amazing new vendors, we will also have food and music, and we have a sheep to scarf event as well!

We are currently accepting applications for teachers and vendors.

If you are interested in teaching a class at our event,  please fill out a Workshop Proposal.

If you are interested in being a vendor at our event,  please fill out a Vendor Application.

Our Sheep to Scarf Event:

If you are interested in finding out about our sheep to scarf event or having a team, you can find information here.

Sheep to Shawl

Our Locations:

We have expanded our location to make room for more classes.  The second location is at Scheve Park, is very close to the chapel.  We have this location for Saturday only.

Espenscheid Chapel 317 N County Road Mascoutah, IL 62258

Scheve Park Harnett St & Harper Road, Mascoutah, IL 62258

Come for a weekend of classes and fun!

Friday hours:
9:00 to 12:00
1:30 to 4:30

Saturday hours:
9:00 to 12:00
1:30 to 4:30

There will be music during the lunch break, and vendors throughout the event.  Even if you don’t want to take a class, come join us for the fun, and shop at all our vendor booths.

Check out some of our amazing classes from last year!

Sponsored by:

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Our mission is to rejuvenate heritage crafts and fine arts in southwestern Illinois. Our instructors are well known for their experience in their art and craft.

What our students had to say:

"I really enjoyed the different styles of teaching. I liked that I'm not very creative, but I could do all of the classes."
Kari S.
" The teachers were amazing!"
Patti B.
" I learned so much! I had no idea there are so many great teachers in this area!"
Michelle P.

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