Artisans Building

Artisans Building

 6,400 Square Feet

$1,375 Per Day

The Artisans Building was constructed in 1898 and is complete with hardwood floors, restrooms, and an open floor plan. This flexible facility is an excellent location for wedding receptions, high school proms, or meetings. ADA accessible restrooms, four entrances, heating, and air conditioning are added conveniences.

This facility is the second oldest building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and was once the home of over 2,000 coops. It underwent major renovation in 1988 and is now one of the most rented buildings on the State Fairgrounds.

Features

  • 6,400 Square feet
  • 60--5' Round Tables, 15--6' rectangle tables, & 450 white chairs 
  • Exhibit space to accommodate 44--10' x 9' booths 
  • Finished wood floors & Chandeliers 
  • Heated & Air Conditioned 
  • Window sills are 5" wide 
  • North & South Doors are 20' wide by 12'6" tall 
  • Electric Outlets on Every beam 
  • Caterers use East end of building--4--20 AMPS outlets & 6--30 AMPS outlets 
  • NO CANDLES OR FOG MACHINES IN BUILDING 
  • 14 Vertical Beams on North & South Wall--3'9" circumference 
  • 4 Vertical Beams on West Wall--4' circumference 
  • 1st set of vertical Beams are 5'9" 
  • 3 sets of Horizontal beams on North & South Wall--3'2"circumference 
  • To Top Beam in Building is 23"8" 
  • Distance between West to East Beams 12'2", 13"8", 22'7" doorway--20', 22"7", 13'8", 13'8" 
  • West Door opening between Restrooms 12'5" 
  • East Door opening--16' 
  • North & South Door openings are approximately 20'
  • Easy Load-In Area
  • ADA Accessible

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Clientele

  • Banquets
  • Concerts
  • Dog Show
  • Meeting Space
  • Proms
  • Trade Shows
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Western Art Show