visual arts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

A closing reception for Illinois at 200 will be held Wednesday, August 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College. A gallery talk will take place at 6:30 pm with exhibition juror Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum.
To celebrate the Illinois bicentennial, Illinois at 200 comprises works by 44 contemporary Illinois artists and reflects the high quality and unique variety of art currently being created throughout the state.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

An opening reception for Illinois at 200 will be held Thursday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College. Lisa Costello, Director, Giertz Gallery and Kelly White, Director, 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council will provide opening remarks. Musical performance by Acoustic Mayhem.

To celebrate the Illinois bicentennial, Illinois at 200 comprises works by 44 contemporary Illinois artists and reflects the high quality and unique variety of art currently being created throughout the state.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

In this workshop, youth will paint their own mini-masterpiece! Please arrive on time as spots are limited! Roll up your sleeves and put on your painter’s clothes! The Petite Painters Workshop is facilitated by staff of the Urbana Public Arts Program.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

For children of ages 5 to 11; 7 and under with a caregiver

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 30, 2018 (All day)
Sleepy Creek Vineyards 8254 E 1425 North Rd Fairmount, IL 61841

Art and Fine Crafts, Music and Wine
http://saltforkriverartfest.com/

Saturday, September 29 2018 (10am to 6pm)
Sunday, September 30 2018 (11am to 4pm)

Located three miles south of Oakwood, Illinois, exit 206 on Interstate 74 between Danville and Urbana, the Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art & Music Festival is held annually on the grounds of Sleepy Creek Vineyards the last weekend in September. The Art Fest provides a pastoral and relaxed setting for art, music, and wine lovers to shop for fine crafts, folk art, fine art, and more. The fair includes over 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, tasty food, and wine slushies. A fun, laid back, friendly and entertaining venue, this event draws an eclectic crowd from nearby cities in both Illinois and Indiana. You’ll find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety of music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine!

This year we will feature food from local food trucks, and of course there will be plenty of Sleepy Creek wine and wine slushies.

Free, outdoor gravel parking lot with overflow grass parking. Limited handicapped and RV parking available.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

A reception honoring the students featured in the Parkland College Graphic Design Student Show will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery lounge. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Ms. M and the Jokers.

The juried exhibit highlights work completed by students in Graphic Design, Interactive Design and Illustration studio classes during the current academic year, beginning with summer 2017.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Bring your imagination and creativity and join local artist Nika Lucks to make your own book to take home.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

For children of ages 5 and up; 7 and under with a caregiver.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Join us for the next installment of our Young Artist's Studio, featuring Navajo artist and educator Beverly Smith! Beverly will lead us through a storytelling and arts workshop featuring Baje Whitethorne's Sunpainters. Youth will hear a story and be guided through creating artworks inspired by stories of their own.

For children of ages 5 and up; 7 and under with a caregiver.

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
e-mail: gmckee@cunninghamhome.org
phone: 217-337-9074
www.cunninghamhome.org

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:30pm
Urbana Free Library

Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

For children of all ages (7 and under with an adult).

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum All Galleries 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Join us as local musicians perform original songs they’ve written in response to art on display at Krannert Art Museum.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

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