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At the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, we inspire, engage and educate children through exploration of science and the arts. We are in our 20th year of enriching our community through camps, after school clubs, special events, exhibits and field trips. The Orpheum has great birthday parties, facility rentals, and volunteer opportunities. We are located in downtown Champaign, Illinois.

The Orpheum is a community leader that unites schools, business, universities and community colleges, performance centers and groups, artists and the array of talent and resources prevalent in our community to enrich and enliven daily life of families and the community. There are many ways to get involved in helping the Orpheum maintain its successful role in the Champaign-Urbana community, including volunteering, becoming a member, and providing financial support.

Our home is the Orpheum Theatre, one of the finest historic buildings in central Illinois. This beloved facility is one of the best examples of adaptive reuse of an historic structure in the country. The New Orpheum Theatre opened on October 19, 1914 as both a vaudeville theater and a "moving picture" house. All the great stars of the Orpheum Theatre Circuit played Champaign, and it was considered to be the finest theater in downstate Illinois. The Orpheum is a one-third scale model of the opera hall at Versailles and one of the earliest designs of the prestigious architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago. The theater closed in 1986 and stood vacant until 1989, when PACA began its campaign to save the theater. In 1992, it was purchased and renovated for a hands-on science museum. Museum doors were opened on December 27, 1994. The second phase of construction was completed in 2000, which included the vestibule, lobby, and mezzanine. The museum continues to grow, add new exhibits, and educational opportunities. We are currently planning for expanding the facility while renovating the theater through a generous matching grant by the National Park Service. We are proud to be a member of Museum at the Crossroads, which is a consorium of museums of Champaign County.

The Institute 4 Creativity (I4C) was founded in September 2012 to help people of all ages and backgrounds understand, develop, and utilize their creativity by providing a dynamic synergy of education, arts, humanities, science, technology, and ecology. Our goal is to encourage creative expression and provide a safe and stimulating environment where everyone can come together to learn, teach, think, and grow.

I4C is an Illinois non-profit organization with a multi-purpose creativity center, located at 111 South Walnut in downtown Champaign, which features classroom, event, exhibition, and studio spaces. We also provide off-site workshops, presentations, events, and creative development opportunities, in addition to marketing assistance and networking opportunities to help promote individuals and groups engaged in creative pursuits.

For more information about I4C, contact:
Bill Longfellow, Director
217-417-1667
bill@institute4creativity.org

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion (http://kam.illnois.edu) promotes a vibrant exchange of ideas in the visual arts. Located at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, KAM is the second largest general fine arts museum in Illinois. Our art exhibitions and dynamic programs appeal to students, educators, families and the community.

Kam's rich permanent collection contains over 10,000 artworks dating from the fourth millennium BC to the present. The museum is nationally recognized for our extensive collections of ancient Andean, European and American art, including twentieth-century paintings, photographs, and works on paper. Our recently renovated gallery, Encounters: The Arts of Africa, celebrates the global reach and contemporary relevance of the arts of Africa and its diasporas. These holdings, combined with collections of Asian, ancient Mediterranean, and medieval art, make KAM one of Illinois' premier cultural destinations.

To discover more, visit our website ( http://kam.illinois.edu ), connect with us on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/krannertartmuseum ) or follow us on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/KAMillinois ).

KAM is located at the corner of Sixth St. and Peabody Dr. in Champaign. Parking is free on weekends and evenings after 6pm. At all other times, metered parking is available.

The UCIMC is an arts, music, and event space located in Downtown Urbana. Additionally, we also house a number of artists studios.

The Urbana Civic Center is the ideal location for your next reception, fundraiser, private party or business meeting.

The Civic Center is conveniently located in downtown Urbana at 108 East Water Street.

An architecturally unique building with over 4,000 square feet of available floor space and ample parking, the Urbana Civic Center can accommodate any size group from a business meeting for 20 to a reception for 350. The Civic Center can provide table and chair set-up, podium and stage, piano and audio/visual equipment. A complete kitchen is available for your use.

You will be pleasantly surprised the rental rates and the level of service!

In the heart of downtown Urbana, Lincoln Square offers places to eat, shop, work, relax, and do business with plenty of parking. In addition, Lincoln Square is the perfect venue for all events, large or small. With its large, open spaces, numerous catering options, and hotel accommodations right next door, Lincoln Square offers everything you need for a great event.

Historic, fully-renovated 1921 movie palace and live performance space in downtown Champaign offering a broad range of dance, concerts, speaking events, private parties, films, meetings and more. Home of the annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival. Available for rental by contacting the theatre office at the information below. 1463 seat capacity. Owned and operated by the Champaign Park District.

Figure One is a laboratory that supports projects, exhibitions and events stemming from all areas of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels at The University of Illinois School of Art + Design.

As an off-campus venue, Figure One is a public test bed for new ideas to take shape in the space between the safety of the classroom and the rigor of the professional world. The goal of the space is to fuel critical dialogue between students of the School of Art + Design and the broader University and local communities. As such, all programming of the space seeks to broaden the scope of discourse for student activity at the School.

Figure One achieves these goals through student-initiated programming and productive synthesis with existing School of Art + Design initiatives such as the Visitors Series and other public programs.

Wildlife and natural beauty abound at Homer Lake Forest Preserve, approximately 14 miles southeast of Champaign-Urbana. We are seeking artists who would like to perform and/or display their works in and around the Homer Lake Interpretive Center during the Boneyard Arts Festival's Out & About Day. Artists who find inspiration in nature or who use natural materials are particularly desired.

The Homer Lake Interpretive Center has over 400 square feet of indoor display area that includes wall, window, and shelf space; ceilings are 8ft in height. Some taxidermy and live animal exhibits will be visible in the display areas. Around the perimeter of the building, the garden and backyard bird-feeding areas will be ideal for displaying sculptures. Artists who have the ability to set up a station outdoors will have unlimited space to work with! Additional indoor space may be available upon request. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a tour of our facilities.

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