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Circus Clip Art

Updated on October 9, 2014

Make Crafts with Circus Clip Art

As a child, I have to admit, I thought about joining the circus. I mean, I would get to hang around clowns and animals all day. Slip under the big top when it rained. Eat lunch with the Fat Lady and maybe a two-headed cow. Watch amazing feats like tight walking and juggling. It was very intriguing to me.

But alas, I grew up and did not join the circus. If you had similar aspirations or just love the fun graphics related to all things circus, check out this free circus clip art.

I've added all sorts of fun circus and carnival-related images here. Some of the circus clip art is vintage; some is new. It's all fun and happy!

Photo Credit of Circus Girl with Trick Pony: The Graphics Fairy. Check the Graphics Fairy website for numerous vintage circus-themed clip art to use.

Circuses in Ancient Rome

In Ancient Rome, the circus was a building for the exhibition of horse and chariot races, equestrian shows, staged battles, displays featuring trained animals, jugglers and acrobats.

~Source: Wikipedia

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Host Your Own Carnival Night - Start your own circus atmosphere with carnival night

What is your favorite part of the circus?

Circus elephants courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
Circus elephants courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Let us know what you enjoy most about the circus!

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Circus Clip Art -- Black and White Images - Free circus graphics you can use

These black and white clip art images of all things circus will lend a nostalgic whimsy to your craft projects.

In some towns, there are circus buildings where regular performances are held. The best known are

- Circus Krone Building in Munich

- Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard in Moscow

- Shanghai Circus World in Shanghai

- Cirque d'Hiver, Paris

- Budapest Circus

- Blackpool Tower Circus

- Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth

~ Source: Wikipedia

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Let me know you came to see the greatest show on earth... - or at least to see this circus clip art.

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      6 years ago

      Neat, fun lens with lots of resources!

    • Joan Haines profile image

      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      Great stuff. You sure made the circus sound like a great place to run away to.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Pam Irie: I hear ya. There is something so exciting about a circus!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Deadicated LM: Wow, I didn't see that one (but love the show)! That was very cool that they returned some of the money.

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      I love Circus Art; did you see the show American Pickers. They picked 2 huge circus banners from a guy with an amusement park that was closed. The guy who sold it to them sold them, sold them for a very low price; the Pickers resold them for around $10,000., so they went back and gave the guy more money because the guy was trying to raise money to reopen the park (it was a nice story).

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The last time I was at a circus was at least 25 years ago, but I bet if I went to one today, the feelings would be the same. :) And the food too....oh my! :)

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      6 years ago

      Enjoyed stopping by and seeing this article of yours.

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      Nathalie Roy 

      6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Excellent ressource for those looking for Circus Clip Art!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      It's not the same seeing a circus on TV. I wonder how many children actually get to see a circus anymore?


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