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Built in 1993, this 15,000-square-foot facility also houses the Southern Illinois Art Gallery and is under the auspices of the Illinois State Museum. They feature over 1,600 artists working in about 25 disciplines and are staffed by four full-time and three part-time employees to assist shoppers and viewers alike.

Open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.; closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Free Admission. Amenities include wheelchair accessibility, picnic tables and restrooms.

Location: 14967 Gun Creek Tr., Whittington Illinois 62897 Telephone 618-629-2220 Toll Free: 800-792-8266 Fax 618-629-2704

Other Art nearby:
(Eureka) Black Madonna Shrine & Grottos
(Carbondale) Kleinau Theater
(Carbondale) McLeod Theater
(Mt. Vernon) Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst
(Sparta) Roscoe Misselhorn Art Gallery
(Carbondale) Shryock Auditorium

10/06 Coming to The Whittington area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
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.
Clay City Pottery Festival Clay City IN June8-9 The activities are centered around the pottery that is over 126 years old and still operated by the fourth generation of the founders of the pottery. Other events of interest are a craft show and sale, flea market, antique cars and farm equipment, area yard sales, and the annual quilt show organized by the Clay City Calico Quilters. There are also many food stands all around town.