FREE Art Exhibits Open Now

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

2017 Faculty Exhibition at UIS

August 31-September 21

Get a glimpse into the creative and professional work of the Visual Arts faculty at UIS. Artists include Shane Harirs, Brytton Bjorngaard, Allison Lacher, Mike Miller, and Jeff Robinson. UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Health and Science Building Room 201. Open Monday-Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm. FREE.

Curt Knapp Photography Exhibit

September 1 – October 31

View incredible images of nature, including eagles, wolves, flowers, and sunsets by photographer Curt Knapp. In the North Gallery of Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur. FREE.  maconcountyconservation.org

Barb Stobaugh Photography Exhibit

September 1 – October 31

Enjoy photography of a variety of nature subjects including flowers and wildlife from local photographer Barb Stobaugh. In the South Gallery of Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur. FREE.  maconcountyconservation.org

On My Own Time

September 21 – December 7

A unique program of the Springfield Area Arts Council offering individual artists the opportunity to display original work they have created outside the office, truly on their own time. Many of LLCC’s faculty and staff have shared their artistic talents throughout the years at the college’s displays.The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is proud to present this one-on-a-kind display featuring the art that inspires our faculty and staff, plus the creativity of Phil Trutter who had a lifelong love affair with art, thanks in part to the encouragement of his mother, Frances Mischler Trutter.  A local architect, Phil Trutter was truly an “On My Own Time” pioneer, experimenting with printmaking, etchings, jewelry making, sculpture, painting and more.  A sample of the artistry of Mrs. Trutter will also be in display. The museum is located in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Open Mondays-Thursdays, 10 am – 4 pm. FREE.

A Glimpse Into the Underground – Art Show & Exhibit

September 26 – November 3

Artists include Springfield’s Brian Galecki, co-owner of Black Sheep Cafe, owner of Dumb Records and member of the band Livin’ Thing. He’s created dozens of creative and intricate flyers for events over the years, many of which will be on display. At the WUIS/NPR Illinois station in Springfield, in Building WUIS on the UIS Campus. Kamila Glowacki will also have her music-related artwork on display. She works in art education and is a member of Champaign band Kowabunga! Kid. Free and open to the public 8:30 am – 5:00 pm weekdays. Come see a unique side of our area’s culture usually reserved only for those willing to look “underground.” FREE.

Terrain Biennial

September 30 – November 15

The Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, balconies, and porches centered in the historic village of Oak Park, IL. This year, the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield, Illinois will serve as an outpost site for the 3rd Terrain Biennial and will feature seventeen sites throughout the neighborhood. A map of all Terrain Biennial locations and the dates of the openings for each neighborhood will be posted to  www.terrainexhibitions.com. 

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