Art Shows

Check here for information and photos about art shows, art walks, and other art events in the region.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Upcoming Art Events

Photo Exhibit: Insurance Wives, Insurance Guys
When: May 7 – Jul 4, 2010
Where: Longbranch Coffeehouse, 100 E. Jackson, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901
Description: Photo Exhibit: Insurance Wives, Insurance Guys: Dad's Photographs: 1958-1982. Photographs by Frank M. Wendt Jr. Curated and Printed by Gregory F. Wendt.

"Journeys" Exhibit
When: Mon, June 7, 5:30pm – Fri, July 30, 6:30pm
Where: The Gallery Space, Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey, 1008 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL 62966
Description: Journeys by Linda Austin, Kathy Belletire, Marilyn Codding Boysen, Renee Mavigliano. Reception: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm.
For more information about the artist contact: MCED Firm at 618 565 8000 or email:

Historic Structures & Machinery V
When: Jun 15 – Jul 31, 2010
Where: Tower Square, Marion, IL
Description: Biennial Historic Structures & Machinery V will be presented at the Little Egypt Arts Centre on the Tower Square in Marion IL from June 15 through July 31. This is a juried show and prizes will be awarded.
For further information, contact the art centre at 618 998-8530, mgrafics@midwes or Kris Killman, President at

5th Annual Tay-Sachs Benefit
When: Sat, June 19, 10am – 8pm
Where: Blue Sky Vineyards, 3150 South Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958
Description: Blue Sky vineyard is hosting the 5th Annual Benefit Concert in honor of Elise Ryne Rochman to raise money for funding the on-going research needed to find treatments and a cure for Tay-Sachs Disease. All proceeds from admission, raffle, auction, food sold outside, and one-third of all wine sales will go to Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation and National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association. There will be a silent auction, raffle, and several bands have agreed to donate their time and talent for this event. $5.00 entrance fee, glass included. Children (15 & under) free.
More info: (618) 995-WINE,

Ste. Genevieve 4th Friday Art Walk

When: Fri, June 25, 6pm – 9pm
WhereSte. Genevieve, MO
Description: Monthly Art Walk Continues in 2010 on the Fourth Fridays. Fourteen art spaces and artist-owned studios, within a 3 x 3 block area of the downtown historic district, are open each month for an Art Walk from 6 - 9 pm on the Fourth Fridays, except during holiday season when they are held on the third Fridays. Most of the art venues serve a refreshment to guests on the Art Walk, as well as offer openings of new exhibits.
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Art Around the Square
When: Sat, June 26, 6pm – 10pm
Where: Town Square, Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Description: The Historic Town Square Coalition will host the Annual Art Around the Square event this coming June 26, 2010 Beginning at 6pm, local businesses will host local and regional artists, provide hors d'oeuvres, and open their doors to art-lovers of all ages. Music, photography, print, sculpture and more will fill the Town Square until 10 pm. New this year, a free concert featuring Mel Goot and The Southern Illinois Jazz and Blues Workshop will be open to the public from 7-9 pm across from the Town Square Market. This event has become a well-loved tradition for young professionals and families alike.
For more information, or to get a flyer with participating businesses and artists, contact Sue Mills at 618-924-0797or visit

Pomona Winery Semi-Permanent Exhibit of Tim Francis and Roberta Elliott
When: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2010
Where: 2865 Hickory Ridge Road, Pomona, IL 62975-2317
Description: Two artists on semi permanent display: Wood turnings by Tim Francis and wrought iron work by Roberta Elliott of The Velvet Hammer, Ltd.
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Starview Vineyards Permanent Art Exhibit
When: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2010
Where: 5100 Wing Hill Rd. Cobden, IL 62920
Description: The works that are on display are all for purchase and are unique, one of a kind creations that are reflections of the artists' unique perspective. Juhree Veach (, photographer; Janet Althoff, mosaic artist; Thomas Horn, copper and glass sculpture.
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