Eastern Illinois University, South 9th at Cleveland Av., Charleston Illinois 61920
The Tarble Arts Center's theme is "take the arts to the people."
It comes under the auspices of the College of Arts & Humanities, Eastern Illinois University. The Center serves the people of the region by providing arts activities and related programs. Tarble Arts Center is the only facility on EIU's campus built entirely through private funding, with the primary donation a $1,000,000 gift given by the late Newton E. Tarble.
Intended as a teaching collection, the Center's holdings are concentrated in contemporary 20th century Illinois folk arts with the museum owning more than 1,000 pieces.
Among the interesting collections are the First Lady Doll Collection by Leta C. Whitacre and the Burl Ives Cane Collection.
Other Art nearby:
(Rockville) Covered Bridge Art Gallery
(Decatur) Lincoln Square Theater
(Sullivan) Little Theatre on the Square
(Terre Haute) Swope Art Museum
05/24 Coming to The Charleston area
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.