FREE Art Exhibits Open Now

Need an indoor outing with the kids? Look no further!

Robert Reed Photography Exhibit

July 1 – August 31

Explore photography featuring birds, flowers, and landscapes by Robert Reed. At the south gallery of Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur IL

Sue Watts Art Exhibit

July 1 – August 31

Enjoy vibrant watercolor paintings of birds, flowers, and trees by local artist Sue Watts. In the north gallery of Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur IL


Images of Illinois

July 6-29

Free. At Springfield Art Association Collective Gallery, 420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield. 544-2787. Open Tuesday – Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM; ​Thursday – Saturday noon – 7 PM.


The Living Tributary

Now through July 27

The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College is featuring the ceramic exhibit, “The Living Tributary,” by local artist and LLCC alumnus, Kyle Kirkpatrick July 3-27. Kirkpatrick’s artist’s statement is presented in the form of a riddle-like poem. You are invited to view the work, read the poem and try to solve the riddle. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield.

Art Teacher Art

Now through July 28

Artworks by 22 retired art teachers from Sangamon County are on exhibit at Chatham Area Public Library. Open during library hours, Monday-Thursday 9 am – 8 pm; Friday 9 am – 5 pm; and Saturdays 9 am – 4 pm. Featured artists include Chris Bedford, Joan Beeman, Garry Biggs, Terry Black, Rod Buffington, Rosemary Buffington, Shirley Clark, Holly Claunch, Jim Edwards, JoAnn Gross, Margaret Hazlett, Gloria Josserand, Jerry Josserand, Martha Kichinko, Pat Kittilstad, Gwen Lewis, Linda Post-Lucas, Dennis Morris, Cornelia Powell, Wanda Riseman, Dave Shaw, Mary Ellen Strack. At Chatham Public Library, 600 E Spruce, Chatham. Open 9-8 Mon-Thurs; 9-5 Friday; 9-4 Saturday.

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