Meet the featured artists for this year’s 2018 Peoria Community Festival of Nativities!


Julia Fish Thompson

Art type: Calligraphy and decorative painting

Julia Fish Thompson, an artist from Zionsville, Indiana, specializes in calligraphy and decorative painting.  Julia works primarily on paper, walls, and objects and letters in multiple styles, often combining artwork with her lettering.  She enjoys commission work and creates some pieces for reproduction.  Julia also engraves on glass and metal, primarily for fragrance events at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.  She teaches short and long format classes to youth and adults and serves as the president of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana.  Julia has a BA in design and continues to learn more about all things calligraphy at workshops and conferences.  Her life revolves around her awesome and dynamic family.  She loves Christmas and is thrilled to be the artist in residence for The Community Festival of Nativities 2018.  See examples of her work at