Art Shows

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

Friday, December 5, 2008

Upcoming Art Events and Holiday Fundraisers

Happy Holidays! We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.
We hope everyone enjoyed our first Shopping in the Hills event. We had two art and craft fairs and three new solo shows at the wineries over the weekend. Thanks to all the participants and guests! Please click here to view pictures from the shows and visit HeartlandArts.Net to leave your own pictures and comments.

Coming up December 12, 6-9pm: Holiday Open House and Artist Social at Art Lovers Trading Company in Carbondale. Join in as local artists sell their work directly to the public. Negotiate the price on site. Bargain, barter, and buy the perfect gift of art for the holidays. For more information contact Sue Mills: 618 351 9444, or check on Art Lovers Online.

HeartlandArts.Net will also be wrapping up its fundraiser on December 12 at Art Lovers. Please stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net for more information!

Other Art Events coming up in the area:

For Kids' Sake Art Show and Silent Auction
View the flyer online here.

You are invited to the Ninth Annual "For Kids' Sake" Art Show and Silent Auction at the Longbranch Coffeehouse this Saturday, December 6, from 4-6pm. This inspiring fundraising reception supports schools and orphanages in Bangladesh.

Currently on display and available for silent auction are 300 pieces of artwork from local children, Bengali children, and artists from around the world, as well as creative gift baskets. The baskets contain donations totaling $4,000 in goods and services from 60 local vendors. The bidding will close at the end of the reception at 6pm.

The reception will be fun-filled with delicious refreshments and live entertainment by local children. A special performance will be offered by local musician Chris Mathien. Art, gifts, food, music and the opportunity to support the future of Bengali children makes the reception an event not to be missed! For more information, please contact Shema Jamaluddin at (618)559-0489 or

Opening reception for Mary Jane Estrada
Hair Brains in Carbondale, following the Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 6

30th Annual Holiday Craft Sale, December 4-6
SIU Student Center
More details here.

Art Over Easy
Fundraiser for School of Art and Design at SIU
December 5, 7pm at the Surplus Gallery in the Glove Factory

"Concrete Visions" - Exhibit
Sculptural works for indoors or outdoors by Dan Johnson
December 5, 2008 – January 31, 2009
The Gallery Space, Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey
1008 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL

Cape Girardeau, Art Around Town, every First Friday, 5-9pm
More information online here.

Join in, enjoy and spread the cheer! You can always find information about local art happenings on HeartlandArts.Net.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Shopping in the Hills 2008

First pictures are out, view them here!

Thank you to all the artists who participated and guests who visited! We had a great weekend, nice weather and a very good turnout for the event. Please send your comments and pictures!