Friday, October 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Art Coop Gallery 150 Lincoln Square, Urbana IL

Please join us for the opening reception of Random Intents on October 5 from 5 – 7pm. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the gallery of Art Coop in Urbana from October 1 – 29, 2018. Random Intents is the annual group exhibit of the talented artists of Comrades in Art. We dedicate this group exhibit in memory of our dear comrade Melissa Lynch. 20% of sales will be donated to Courage Connection, a local organization helping victims of domestic violence and homelessness. 

Art Coop Gallery | 150 Lincoln Square | Urbana 
Hours: M-Sat - 10am-7pm; Sun - 12-5pm

Comrades in Art:
Judith Baker-Barrows
Debra Bolgla
Beth Chasco
Linda Jordan
Sarah Marjanovic
Donna Monfort
Pat Baron Monigold
Cinda Wombles Pettigrew
Lynn Hawkinson Smith
Sara Taber
Betty Wendland
Martha Willi

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
1203 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

Blake Elliott is holding a kick-off for his campaign for governor! His wife and campaign manager are on hand to help, but not everyone is whom they seem to be....

Can you solve this mystery? Enjoy dinner and a devious show at our Murder Mystery Fundraiser presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company’s Seven Corpse Dinner Murder Mysteries!

Enter our raffle at the door for your chance to win one of our amazing prizes!

All proceeds support Community Choices. We are a Champaign County nonprofit supporting adults with intellectual disabilities to find jobs with local businesses, to gain essential skills for an independent life, and to build friendships in our wonderful community!

Doors open at 5:30PM | Dinner 6PM-8PM | Raffle winners announced 8:15PM

To purchase tickets, please visit:

*All characters portrayed a fictional. Any likeness to actual persons is purely coincidental.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Ivy House Gallery, 704 N State St, Champaign, IL

Celebrate World Oceans Day with us!
Our opening reception will be Friday, June 8: 5:30 - 9:30 pm.

What meaning do oceans have in our lives? If the depths could speak, what would they say? How can we protect our waters from being damaged by pollution? Why are healthy oceans essential to humanity? In what ways have the briny depths impacted your life? How do oceans affect life in Illinois?

25% of all proceeds go to The Ocean Foundation.

Exhibiting artists include:
Sue Orr
Julie Fiscella
Matthew Rispoli
Casey Lowry
Erin Blitz
Anthony Griffin
Savannah Roberts
Leah Morimoto
Hannah Stitzlein
Amanda Burke
Michael Martin

The show will remain open through Father's Day Sunday, June 17. Open hours are as follows:
Friday, June 8 (Opening Reception): 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 9: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 10: 11 am - 7 pm
Monday - Friday: 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, June 16: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 17: 11 am - 7 pm

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:00am, Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am, Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am, Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Cunningham Children's Home Spiritual Life Center, 1301 N. Cunningham Avenue

Cunningham Children’s Home’s signature fundraiser, the Festival of Quilts, joins the Boneyard Arts Festival as one of more than 90 galleries showcasing the arts in Central Illinois. This year Cunningham is excited to present a collection of show quilts that creatively blur the lines between conventional quilt making and fine art. The 14th annual Festival of Quilts will also include a quilt auction and quilt boutique as well as a gift shop, bake sale and the Patchwork Café.

The Boneyard is a four-day event which brings together area businesses, organizations, and artists while promoting the cultural vibrancy of our community. As the Festival of Quilts has grown and the quilts submitted for viewing have evolved it became obvious to all who help with the event that many of our local artists are sharing their artwork through quilts.

This year’s Festival features two guest speakers. Friday at 11 a.m., Marie Samuel will present A Trunk Show of Eco-Art Collage Quilts. On Saturday at 11 a.m., Cynthia Cossu and Harris Gosselin, owners of Threads of Time in Danville, Ill., will present Threads and Needles and Machines. Oh My!

Event Cost: $5 donation
Event Contact: Ginger McKee, Associate Director of Advancement
phone: 217-337-9074

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn, 312 West Green Street in Urbana

There will be a wine tasting benefit event for the Community Center for the Arts on Friday, September 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Sylvia’s Irish Inn, 312 West Green Street in Urbana.

All proceeds from the event will go to C4A’s Scholarship Fund and the Peru Exchange Project, a cultural exchange with the Sechura Youth Orchestra and the city of Sechura, Peru.

Tickets are $65 per person; the price includes substantial hors d'oeuvres, 8 Wine Samples provided by PRP Wine International, live music, and door prizes. Additional wines will be available for purchase at the event.

You may order your tickets online at or call 217-384-4800 to reserve your seat.

This event is hosted by Sylvia’s Irish Inn, with wine provided by PRP International.
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You may learn more about the Peru Exchange Project at

And details about C4A's Scholarship Fund are at

Phone: 217.384.5150.

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Benefiting Courage Connection
August 25
Date/Time(s): Fri, Aug 25, 2017 – at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved
Tickets: $22.50/$16.50/$9.50
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $3 (online only)
On-Sale Date: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 – at 10am
Join an all-local, gender-inclusive cast of over 70 individuals for a one-time-only performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, to benefit our local domestic violence program, Courage Connection.
The Vagina Monologues is based on V-Day founder/playwright/activist/performer Eve Ensler’s more than 200 interviews with women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. With both humor and grace, the piece celebrates sexuality and strength.
For more than a decade, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls. It has been translated into 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries.
Written by Eve Ensler.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Guido's Bar & Grill

Show off your knowledge and support One People's Summer Arts Camp!

Join us at Guido's for a night of fun competition. All money raised at this event will go towards the One People Summer Arts Camp happening July 10-14.

Arrive at 6 PM, trivia will begin at 6:30 PM. $10 per person to get in on the action. You can have a team of up to 8 people or come solo and we can pair you with other people. If you want, sign up ahead of time:

There will be great raffles available and prizes for the winning teams. Visit the event page on Facebook:

About the camp

Launched in summer 2014, One People’s Summer Arts Camp provides youth-centered and community-based arts education at no cost to youth in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Kids ages 9-14 spend the week exploring and engaging their creativity through the arts. Each day, campers participate in activities designed to help nurture their artistic talents while fostering friendships and building community. Campers also meet and enjoy special guest performances and talks by local artists throughout the week. The week concludes on Friday with Camp Celebrates, a celebration honoring the kids' hard work featuring performances by the kids themselves!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
133 W. Sale St. & 126 W. Sale St., Tuscola, IL

You are invited to the first Odd Market, an art, handmade and vintage one-day show in downtown Tuscola on June 3. Sponsored by Tuscola Odd Fellows Lodge #316, the event will raise funds for Douglas County Mental Health, a not-for-profit organization that offers counsling, crisis intervention, teen programs and other services. 

This event will be held in conjunction with the annual downtown car show in Tuscola!


Crass Stitching
Elzie Sexton
Nichole Sexton
Melissa Monsters Turner
ACME Elfworks
Kelly Hieronymus
Yellow Dog Studio
L & L Studio
Piper Pottery
Jenny Shields Cowgill
Floyds Barber Shop
Jill McDevitt
Hello Dolly
Dizzy D
Cynical Redhead
Rachel Ray Photography
Laura Ann Tays
Krafts by Kelli
Sparrow's Journey by Heather Chism Santos
Bird & Thistle
Evelyne Tardy
Zac Atkinson
Vintage Karma
Rumours Hat Shoppe - Champaign, IL
R de•signs
The 28th Annual Wheel's Car Club Car Show
The Chuckwagon
Sundry Shadows
Live Music by Matt Berry

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Independent Media Center

Come see what we've been up to at Open Scene, IMC's NEA-funded youth arts project on Saturday, May 6, 2-5 p.m. We'll be having an art auction to raise money for youth programming at IMC! 

At this culminating event, we'll hear from local youth about a new vision for IMC and Urbana. 

We'll be having an art auction with 8 new posters by Langston Allston, local muralist, among them the image attached. Bring a friend, and bring your check books! 

We're raising money to support more collaborations with Open Scene youth leaders, a new after school program with Janice Mitchell's Neighborhood Connections, and launch a new music studio with Jamie Gatson aka J.Tune. 

Make a donation now to support CU's youth!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Orpheum Theatre 346 N. Neil St., Champaign

The Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra in Concert at the Orpheum Theatre, Champaign, IL

Contact: Barry R. Morse
(217) 369-5328

Champaign-Urbana based Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra will perform improvised otherworldly soundscapes live at the Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, on Saturday, May 6 at 2:45 pm. Preceding the concert at 2:00 pm also at the Orpheum Theatre will be a lecture given by Barry R. Morse, founder and director of the ensemble, on the history, music and musical stylings of this strange instrument. Tickets are available at the door and all proceeds will benefit the refurbishing of the Orpheum Theatre.

The theremin is the world’s oldest electronic musical instrument still in use, having been invented in 1920. It is also the only instrument which is played without any physical contact: the player waves his/her hands in the air around two antennas to produce eerie, whistling sounds which rise and fall in smooth arcs of continuous pitch change. The sounds are then amplified and projected over loudspeakers. The theremin’s weird sound is famous for its use in 1950s era science fiction movies.

The Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra consists of nine (9) of these unique instruments, which is eight more than most people ever get to see in one place at the same time. The Orchestra is unique also in that the music is improvised but controlled by special hand signals given by Barry R. Morse, the director, who will sculpt sonic masses out of thin air in real time. All of the performers are local citizens who will train beforehand in two special workshops given by the director. This performance on May 6, will also be unusual in that it will be a performance-in-the-round: the whole orchestra will surround the audience which will be seated in the middle. This “surround sound” feature is the brainchild of sound and video artist Jake Metz.

Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Lecture: 2:00 pm
Concert: 2:45 pm
Tickets: $5.00 available at the door
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