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Common Grounds Art Exhibit
Artwork by Mattoon Middle School students is on display at Common Grounds during October and November. Click here for more information.
Pastel workshop a success!
Kari Rajkumar's pastel workshop, held November 6 & 7 in the Lone Elm Room, had several participants from the Central Illinois area. For more photos of the workshop, click here. To find out more information about Kari, go to her website at www.karirajkumar.com.
MAC's Little Library at the Depot
Have you ever been waiting somewhere and really wish you had a book to help pass the time? We are collecting books for our "Little Library" for Amtrak passengers who may have this same issue! The Arts Council office is located in the Mattoon Train Depot, just behind the elevator. Bring your books, any genre, and we will make sure they are put to good use. Can't make it to the Arts Council office before 5 p.m. and have books to donate? No problem! Just stack them by the office door and we will pick them up the next morning. Amtrak passengers and the council appreciate your generosity!
NOTICE: The next Mattoon Arts Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. December 2
at the Mattoon Tourism & Arts Office, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.
Entries sought for 'Signs of Spring' quilt show in January 2016
The Mattoon Arts Council is seeking quilt entries for the 2016 quilt show, “Signs of Spring.” Quilts, wall hangings, table runners, pillows, and garments are eligible for exhibition. This is not a juried quilt show and all ages of quilters are accepted. The MAC wishes to showcase the talents of area artists and quilters alike. For more information on the show and to sign up to participate, click here.
Holiday Arts and Handmade Crafts Sale held
The Mattoon Arts Council's third annual Holiday Arts and Handmade Crafts Sale was Nov. 21, the day of the annual Mattoon Holiday Parade. Artist booths were set up in the Lone Elm Room in the Mattoon Depot. Many items for sale included jewelry, cards, soaps, wood crafts, paintings and more. Click here to see photos from the event!
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