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Art & Entertainment

Music, theater, nightlife and more! Illinois South will entertain you day and night. From the internationally-known Art on the Square to the historic Lincoln Theatre, every culture lover’s taste and budget will be satisfied!

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1020 S 7th St, Belleville, IL, United States St. Clair County

Guests create artwork using a wide variety of materials and techniques. Art classes and parties are offered for all ages.

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422 W. Harris St. Greenville IL 62246 Bond

Looking for locally made artisan creations as well as art? Well stop on by, they would love to see you! They also have meeting space, catered food and gifts available.

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221 S. Metter Ave. Columbia IL 62236 Monroe

Following years of experience as an actor and director in Los Angeles, MaryBeth Scherr-Babcock founded a non-profit organization on her commitment to develop strong acting talent in the Monroe County area.

132 W. Broadway St. Sparta IL Randolph

A large collection of postcards from the 1904 World’s Fair, a drum from the Civil War, old uniforms, school and Native American artifacts anchor the collection. By appointment.

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2041 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL Madison County

This venue is used by Alfresco Productions and Summerstage for performances during the year. Summerstage also performs at the Granite City High School for Performing Arts.

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I-70 at IL 127 Greenville IL Bond

Farm implements, tools, tractors and other equipment dating back 100 years are featured. Open Saturdays May- October 9a.m.- 3p.m. or by appointment and for special events.

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230 E. Main Olney IL 62450 Richland

This 3-screen theatre features new releases each and every week.

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Dam West Visitors Center, Carlyle Lake Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Held in September on the grounds of the Visitors Center at Carlyle Lake, this pairing of Illinois wines and local artisans is a great way to spend a weekend.

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Lawrenceville IL 62439 Lawrence

Artists are contacted by invitation to bring up to 3 pieces of art for a juried show taking place in June. In addition to the art show there will be an exhibit for junior artists and students as well as interactive projects and games. Live musical artists will perform throughout the day. Cheese trays will be sold to pair with wines and craft beers. Art & Wine on the Square will host up to 3 chosen Illinois wineries for tastings and sales to the public. There will be a presale of the art works and an Artist’s Reception Mixer on Friday. Lawrenceville’s restaurants will also make their wares available for patrons at this venue.

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Lindendale Park Highland IL 62249 Madison

Celebrate world class art in October at this two-day juried exhibit and sale. This show features original works from 70+ artists in a wide range of art mediums. Enjoy demonstrations, food & drink and the Kids Kreations area.

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Main St. Columbia IL 62236 Monroe

Spend the day with talented artists and musicians. Enjoy food and other activities on the third Saturday in September.

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Downtown Belleville Belleville IL 62220 St. Clair

This juried art show held in May was ranked #1 Art Fair in the Nation. Over 100 artists from all over the world exhibit for nearly 85,000+ visitors who shop for unique items. Art on the Square includes a Children’s Art area, a high school art competition and a Design Stage.

Downtown Greenville IL 62246 Bond

Fine art, savory food, wine and delightful music are featured at this event sponsored by Our Common Ground. Artists from the St. Louis metro area display and sell their work. The event is held in September.

302 N. Main St. Red Bud IL 62278 Randolph

Browse two gallery spaces, a framing shop, furniture and antiques.

301 W. Main St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette

The gallery uses exhibit space in the Fayette County Museum. Special exhibits are scheduled all year.

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4517 Illinois 159, Suite 4, Glen Carbon, IL, Madison County

Grab a few friends, family members or co-workers for a challenging hour getting out of the Escape Room. Success depends on cooperation, a few engineering skills and imagination to figure out the clues and find the key. Reservations online or by phone for Tuesday – Sunday.

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200 S. Belt East Belleville IL 62220 St. Clair

Midget/sprint and stock car races, demolition derbies and motorcycle races are regular events.

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309 S. Church St. Waterloo IL 62298 Monroe

Originally the home of Captain James Moore, located along the Kaskaskia Trail, this was the first American settlement in the State of Illinois. Visit the birthplace of Enoch Moore, the James Moore Cemetery, Bellefontaine Spring. Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. or by appointment.

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931 N. Sixth St. Mascoutah IL 62258 St. Clair

Get a glimpse into local life in the 1800’s viewing the log house, the Anstedt barn and period garden. By appointment.

Wabash Valley College Mt. Carmel IL 62863 Wabash

Three to four shows are scheduled during the academic year. Local artists are the main focus in photography, painting, sculpture,textiles and quilts, as well as other visual arts.

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