Photos: Advocating for women through art in Springfield (NSFW)

Photos: Advocating for women through art in Springfield (NSFW)
The Springfield Art Association (SAA) closed out the the summer with a two-pronged look at women artists. It started in August with...

Illinois State Fair Foodie: Seven dairy delights not to miss at...

Illinois State Fair Foodie: Seven dairy delights not to miss at the 2019 fair
After the carnival rides and the obligatory visit to your favorite lemon shake-up stand, the best place to stay cool for Illinois...

Teen cast to breathe new life into 'Our Town' at Hoogland

Our Town
Thornton Wilder's three-act play Our Town broke new ground with its use of metatheatrical devices. The play is set in the actual...

Photos: Springfield PrideFest + Old Capitol Art Fair

Photos: Springfield PrideFest + Old Capitol Art Fair
There were plenty of events across Central Illinois this weekend, but the most action-packed location had to be downtown Springfield.

Giant sculpture swap: ‘American Gothic’ Peoria-bound as ‘Abe’ comes home to...

Giant sculpture swap - 'American Gothic' Peoria-bound as 'Abe' comes home to Springfield
For nearly two years, visitors to the Peoria Riverfront Museum have been greeted — and most likely, surprised — by a supersized...

‘Coda for the Day’ showcases woodcut prints by Jeanine Coupe Ryding...

'Coda for the Day' showcases woodcut prints by Jeanine Coupe Ryding at ISM
The first exhibition by Evanston artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding in Central Illinois is on view at the Illinois State Museum (ISM)...

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day in Central Illinois

Where to go for Free Comic Book Day in Central Illinois
Last weekend we were celebrating Independent Bookstore Day; this Saturday, May 4, it's time to support independent comic book stores on the...

Sangamon Auditorium, PCC announce new theater seasons

Sangamon Auditorium, Peoria Civic Center announce 2019-2020 theater seasons
Two of the premier event venues in the area announced their 2019-2020 theater seasons - both heavy on musicals, and with...

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in CI

Celebrating Independent Bookstore day in CI
While many have predicted that book stores would fade off into the sunset in an age of falling to sleep by the...

‘Sing Muses! History and Allegory in Narrative Art’ at ISM

The artists featured in this exhibition - including Henry Darger, Glen C. Davies, Nicole Gordon, George Klauba, Shirley Mann, Nancy Plotkin -...